HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc120-1W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for Air, why permission was refused to Mr. and Mrs. Whale, Edencroft, Sutherland Avenue, Petts Wood, to attend the funeral of their son, Flight Lieutenant Watkins, in Germany, especially in view of the fact that they were prepared to go at their own expense.

Mr. de Freitas

I regret that we cannot at present allow relatives from this country, whether or not they are able to bear the expense, to attend funerals in Germany. I have gone into this matter with the other Ministers who are concerned with the occupation but we cannot find a fair and workable scheme.