§ 56. Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what permission is required for the transmission of funds by a British trade union to persons overseas; whether he is aware that the executive of the Scottish branch of the National Union of Mineworkers has announced its intention to send £1,000 to French miners on strike; and whether any permission to do so has yet been granted.
§ 58. Mr. Donner
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the executive of the Scottish area of the National Union of Mineworkers has decided to send a donation of £1,000 to the French miners now on strike; and whether he will give an assurance that foreign exchange for this purpose has not and will not be granted.
§ 83. Mr. Drayson
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if the application received from the executive committee of the Scottish area of the National Union of Mineworkers for permission to remit £1,000 to the Confédération Générale du Travail of France has been granted.
§ Sir S. Cripps
I have this matter under consideration, and hope to be in a position to give an answer to the hon. Members in a day or two.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Might I ask the Chancellor to remember the days long gone by when he used to associate with me on the platform, and remembering those days to recollect what the Leader of the House called our international obligations, and see that they are retained intact?
§ Mr. Orr-Ewing
On a point of Order. Is it not usual, when a Member rises in his place on any particular issue, for him to declare his personal interest in the matter?