§ Mr. Law
In cases where either parents or children in Portugal find themselves unable to obtain funds, His Majesty's Consul-General at Lisbon has authority, under standing instructions, to advance funds to them in suitable cases against their undertakings to repay. There can, I fear, be no question of His Majesty's Government assuming any financial responsibility for expenditure incurred by the parents or children in Portugal.
§ Mr. Law
In view of the recent congestion of British children at Lisbon, steps have been taken to prevent further departures from the United States of America for the present. It is hoped that when this traffic is resumed, it will be found possible to achieve the closest relation between departures from the United 1175W States and the numbers that can be carried by air from Lisbon to this country taking into account the possible hold-up of aircraft operating the service.