HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 c25
50. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements have been made to allow visitors from countries which are in the hard currency areas to purchase goods in shops while they are in Britain.

Mr. Belcher

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Kennington (Mr. Gibson) on 23rd March.

Colonel Hutchison

In view of the fact that, at any rate until recently, both in the United States and among shopkeepers in this country the system was not known, understood or publicised, is it sufficient to rely on a previous answer given to a previous Question?

Mr. Belcher

A very full reply was given, and the scheme was outlined by my right hon. Friend. It has been given publicity. I am quite prepared to inquire to see whether any more publicity is needed, but the scheme is set out very fully in the reply given on 23rd March.