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Emigrants (Exchange Allowance)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why there is no difference between the amount of currency permitted to be taken abroad by married and unmarried emigrants; and whether he will permit an increased amount in the case of married men.

The exchange allowance of £5,000 over four years was settled as reasonable for a family; for simplicity of administration it also applies to unmarried emigrants.