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Duke Of Windsor (Currency Allowances)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allotment of dollars, over and above the basic allocation of £75, has been made to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, respectively, in 1945, 1946 and to the nearest convenient date in 1947.

I am not prepared to disclose such information regarding particular individuals, whoever they may be

On a point of Order. Is it not in Order, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, for a Member of this House who is concerned with the saving of dollars to ask a question of this kind? Is it not important that this House should be acquainted with the fact whether dollars are being spent by certain individuals in a private capacity, and has not the Minister the duty to give this information?

The Minister has answered the hon. Gentleman's Question, and he must be satisfied