HC Deb 04 November 1954 vol 532 cc582-3
22. Captain Pilkington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he hopes to make it financially possible for people, other than those officially sponsored, to visit the United States of America.

Mr. Maudling

I can do no more than refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) on 21st October.

Captain Pilkington

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind the importance of increasing two-way traffic between this country and America? Has he nothing more helpful to offer than he has told the House?

Mr. Maudling

I can only repeat that my right hon. Friend is personally extremely interested and is anxious to increase the dollar tourist allowance as soon as he feels justified in doing so, in the light of all the other demands upon our dollar reserves.

Sir R. Acland

Is the Economic Secretary aware that the workers in my constituency who want to take their holidays in Florida are awaiting this announcement with an impatience that is almost unrestrained?