HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c760W
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.

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