HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 cc82-3W
Mr. Hay

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what facilities in the matter of customs and exchange control are accorded by Her Majesty's Government to senior officials travelling abroad on temporary official duty.

Mr. Powell

Officials travelling abroad on temporary official duty are entitled to draw foreign currency to cover their subsistence allowances and other expenses met from public funds, and also part of their net salary for the period in question. Otherwise, so far as Customs duty and exchange control are concerned, officials are subject to the same rules as other members of the public.