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Englishwoman (Re-Entry Permit)

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that an Englishwoman who visited her German husband in Germany in 1946, but returned to England last summer because of ill-health, was then informed by the Control Commission that in no circumstances would she be allowed again to return to Germany, and has now been informed that she will only be allowed to return if she deposits the cost of a possible further visit to this country; and on what grounds he justifies the imposing of such conditions for the re-union of an English wife with her husband.

My noble Friend is making further inquiries, and will write to the hon. Member when these are concluded.