HC Deb 02 February 1956 vol 548 c1072
35. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will authorise a basic travel allowance of £50 for British subjects visiting the United States of America.

Sir E. Boyle

My right hon. Friend regrets that he is not yet in a position to authorise a travel allowance for the dollar area.

Mr. Johnson

I recognise the great difficulties involved in any proposal which would increase dollar expenditure, but is my hon. Friend aware that such a step would do much to cement our friendship with the United States? Can we have his assurance that it will be done at the earliest possible moment?

Sir E. Boyle

I can only say that this really is not the time to add to our expenditure in foreign currencies.