HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 c126W
133. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the United Kingdom is not a member of the Provisional International Committee on Movement of Migrants from Europe.

Mr. Nutting

Her Majesty's Government are generally in sympathy with the objectives of this Committee. But balance of payments considerations limit the amount of funds that can be made available at present, and on these the commitments which we have felt able to undertake under Commonwealth migration schemes must have a prior claim.