HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 cc23-4W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that J. V. Hawksworth, 24, Moor Drive West, Crosby, Liverpool, made application on 12th July,1946, to No 700 Control Unit, B.A.O.R., for the necessary permission to enable his mother-in-law, Frau Boebel, aged 72 years, to join him in England; that he is still without reply to his repeated application: why there has been no reply; what is the nature of the obstacles in the way of her transfer to this country and when a permit may be expected.

Mr. J. Hynd

An exit permit and visa were issued on 38th February and the British Red Cross are communicating with Frau Boebel to arrange for her to come to this country as soon as possible. The delay which has occurred in this case has been due first to the disbandment of the unit which was responsible for handling the application, secondly, to the necessity of obtaining further information, and and thirdly, to the large number of cases of this kind.

Mr. Vane

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many permits have been issued since VE-Day for Germans to visit this country.

Mr. J. Hynd

I understand that since VE-Day, approximately 1,540 British visas have been issued to Germans by the Passport Control Officer Berlin.

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