HC Deb 28 July 1953 vol 518 c1067
8. Sir Edward Keeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a resident in Australia is allowed every year a travel allowance of£150 in non-sterling countries; and why a resident in this country is allowed little more than a quarter of this amount.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The circumstances—such as the distance and frequency of foreign travel—are very different in the two cases.

Sir E. Keeling

But as it is a fact that Australians can get£150 every year, whereas other people in the sterling area distant from Europe can only get£40 a year and accumulate it for three years, can we not be told whether the Chancellor has any idea how many Australians, in fact, get£150 every year

Mr. Butler

Fortunately, I do not have to answer for the Australian Government.