HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 c2101
55. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what authority the foreign travel allowance has been reduced to £25.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Exchange Control Act, 1947.

Mr. Taylor

Does that give this House any say in this matter, or is it done purely by the Executive?

Mr. Butler

This power, if I may use legal language, involves the restrictions of the scope of consents and permissions given by the Treasury under this legislation, and to that extent it has been done by administrative act.