HC Deb 14 March 1950 vol 472 cc40-1W
61. Sir P. Macdonald

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in view of the decision to allow tourists to Norway, Sweden and Denmark, foreign exchange to the value of£250 per annum, he intends in the near future to improve the present facilities for travel between Great Britain and France.

Sir S. Cripps

I have nothing to add to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Watkins) on 9th March. I should, however, like to explain that there is no limit to the amount of currency which may be granted for bona fide travel in Scandinavia. When large amounts are asked for it is necessary to make sure of the purpose for which that money is required. It has, therefore, been arranged that applications for amounts in excess of£250 a year will be dealt with by the Bank of England who will, of course, approve them as soon as they are satisfied that the money is required for bona-fide travel purposes.