HC Deb 07 December 1949 vol 470 cc153-4W
32. Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what sum in dollars the British authorities permit emigrants from the British West Indies to take with them; and why, in cases where would-be emigrants are supplied from outside sources with the amount of dollars required by the American consuls, the British authorities refuse to allow these sums, or part of them to be taken out of the Colony.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Emigrants from West Indian Colonies, who intend to take up permanent residence abroad, are permitted to transfer their assets to the amount of four payments of the equivalent of £250 per annum. Any dollars remitted from the United States would have to be surrendered and exchanged into local currency in accordance with the usual practice.