HC Deb 13 July 1948 vol 453 cc1012-3
49. Mr. Digby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider amending the regulations so as to permit Colonial or Dominion nationals who are making a temporary stay in this country of longer than six months to bring in, free of duty and Purchase Tax, articles intended for personal use in this country.

Sir S. Cripps

Concessions are already in force which go a long way in this direction. I do not think anything further is required, and in any case an extension would have to be general in its application.

Mr. Digby

Is the Chancellor aware that these are just the kind of regulations which discourage people from coming here from the Dominions to study and spend their money? Does he not agree that it is most undesirable that they should be discouraged in this way from spending their money here?

Sir S. Cripps

We have had no evidence at all of any discouragement or complaint.