HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1857W
Mr. Kennedy

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any steps are being taken by the Government to repatriate British subjects now in Switzerland who desire to return to this country?

Mr. Butler

The right hon. Member will appreciate that there are considerable difficulties in the way of assisting British subjects now in Switzerland to return to this country. The only possible route is an arduous journey by bus across France to the Spanish frontier and thence by rail to Lisbon, where shipping is not always immediately available to the United Kingdom. The matter is, however, receiving close attention and every effort is being made to deal with the situation.