§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if Mr. Philip Hect, a leading member of the Hallé Orchestra, was born in this country; and, as he has long been a well-known and respected musician, why he is not allowed to travel with the Hallé Orchestra on the Continent.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
With the support of the Service authorities, E.N.S.A. have applied for exit permits to enable the Hallé Orchestra to travel to Belgium to give a series of concerts for Servicemen and women and I have decided to comply with this application. Mr. Hect's name was not among those submitted to me for exit permits in this connection.