HC Deb 17 September 1940 vol 365 c126W
Mr. Craven-Ellis

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the difference in political status between British subjects who have acquired domicile abroad and the subjects of other countries; and whether His Majesty's Government will give directions as to granting permits with the least possible delay to British subjects domiciled abroad for many years prior to the outbreak of the present war and who have come to this country as transmigrants, to permit of their continuing their journey abroad, together with their financial holdings in money and goods?

Mr. Peake

Subject to their liability for military service, special consideration in the matter of exit permits is given to British subjects who have long residence abroad. If my hon. Friend has in mind any particular case in which there has been delay or difficulty in granting an exit permit I shall be glad to consider it. Any question relating to the transfer of currency or other valuables abroad should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.