HC Deb 18 October 1949 vol 468 c485
60. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allowance of dollars was made to Mr. G. C. Chelioti, chairman of Claude General Neon Lights, Durams and Glass Bulbs, a director of the General Electric Company and a member of the General Council of the Engineering Employers' Federation in respect of his visit to the United States of America in October, 1949; and what were the purposes of such visit.

Sir S. Cripps

As I have repeatedly stated, it would not be proper to disclose details of individual applications for foreign exchange made to the Bank of England under the Exchange Control Act, 1947.

Mr. Blackburn

While I in no way wish to interfere with the freedom of speech of a British subject anywhere in the world, would not the Chancellor of the Exchequer agree that those who, like Mr. Chelioti or Mr. Stewart Granger, go to the United States of America and run down this country and the workers of this country are despised by decent-minded people both in the United States and here?