HC Deb 04 February 1954 vol 523 c58W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will consider granting an additional foreign travel allowance to tourists wishing to visit countries over 2,000 miles away, particularly such countries as Brazil with whom we have a cultural convention, as the expenses of the journey are out of proportion to the £50 which a tourist may spend when he reaches his destination.

Mr. Maudling

It would be very difficult to fix differential rates according to the distance of a particular country from the United Kingdom, and I consider that a uniform rate creates the least anomalies and is the most practical and convenient arrangement.