HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c1154
37. Mr. Molson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why despite the letter dated 30th June, 1947, to the hon. Member for The High Peak stating that an application by Dr. Gerhard Rohl for a visa to enable him to join his wife at 107, Oxford Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, would be sympthatically received, no visa has been issued and this family is still forcibly separated against their wishes.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)

A visa was authorised on 23rd September, 1947, and Dr. Rohl was advised how to apply for a permit to leave the United States zone, which must be obtained before the British visa can actually be granted. Since nothing further had been heard from Dr. Rohl, the Passport Control Officer wrote to him on 30th March, but Dr. Rohl has not replied to this letter.

Mr. Austin

On a point of Order. As this Question refers to a constituent of mine, and following the protest of an hon. Friend of mine yesterday on a similar matter, may I ask whether there is no means of ensuring that others do not interfere in one's constituency problems?

Mr. Speaker

That is a matter for the hon. Member himself. We cannot regulate what other hon. Members do.