HC Deb 16 February 1948 vol 447 c814
40. Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now reconsidered the refusal of his Department to allow an Englishwoman to rejoin her German husband in Germany, except on deposit of £10 to cover the cost of her journey back to England should she desire to return; and whether he will give an assurance that no such impediment to the natural rights of man and wife will be imposed in future.

Mr. McNeil

As the hon. Member is now aware, a permit is to be granted to the Englishwoman in question to rejoin her husband in Germany, without any financial conditions attached. I can assure the hon. Member that no such condition will be imposed in future unless the applicant has previously been destitute in Germany and, consequently, has been already repatriated at public expense

Mr. Keeling

I am much obliged.

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