HC Deb 01 March 1956 vol 549 cc146-7W
51. Mr. Russell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent British travellers going abroad are allowed to pay in sterling in this country for passages on railways, ships, and airlines owned in countries outside the sterling area; what is the total annual cost in foreign exchange; whether the cost is included in his annual estimate of the amount of foreign exchange required by travellers and tourists; and how far it is offset by reciprocal arrangements available to foreigners in their own countries.

Sir E. Boyle

Payment in sterling in this country is allowed except for travel to the dollar area where special authorisation is needed for journeys other than by a direct route. Separate figures are not available of the cost of these payments or of the corresponding receipts from other countries.

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