HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc15-6W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what basis he makes foreign currency available for boxers attending world and other championship fights in this country; and what boxing organisations he consults before making this foreign currency available as prize money;

(2) what recent approaches he has received from British boxing promoters to enable boxers from overseas to enter this country and win purse money, which money is eventually transferable out of the country and into foreign currency.

Mr. Amory

Those boxers who are allowed to come here and take part in fights in this country are also permitted by the Exchange Control to remit overseas any prize money they receive.

It would not be in the public interest for me to disclose individual applications which may have been made to the Exchange Control for such permission.

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