HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc258-9W
66. Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, although on 28th December last he decided to allow a married woman in Germany to visit her sick sister in England and had sent the necessary instructions to the passport control officer, no exit permit has yet been granted in Germany; on what grounds has his decision been ignored; and whether he proposes to take any action to prevent a delay of four months in carrying out his future instructions.

Mr. Ede

I have ascertained that on the receipt of my authority to grant a visa there was no undue delay on the part of the passport control officer in advising the woman in question as to the procedure for applying to the Control Authorities for an exit permit; but he did not receive the exit permit till 24th April. The grant of exit permits from Germany is not a matter within my control, but I am inquiring as to the cause of the delay

Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Hornsey may expect to receive a reply to his letter of 10th March about a Polish officer and his request for a return visa to this country from France.

Mr. Ede

A reply was sent to the hon. Member on 24th April.