HC Deb 15 November 1949 vol 469 c187W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the practice of His Majesty's Customs of seizing excess currency which has been declared and not restoring it, he will issue to the banks and travel agencies supplies of Notice DS 52176/1/379 25m 2/48 DL to be given to all travellers proceeding overseas, in order to avoid possible misunderstanding.

Sir S. Cripps

This notice is designed specifically for issue to travellers from whom currency seizures have been made and the wording is unsuitable for the purpose the Hon. Member has in mind. However, as I said in the answer quoted in that notice, I have arranged for banks and travel agencies to issue two leaflets, the "Warning to Travellers" and the "Travellers' Guide," to travellers proceeding overseas. Both leaflets contain a warning that travellers are unlikely to get back excess notes which have been seized at ports and I do not consider that further leaflets are necessary.