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Foreign Travel Allowances

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the desire of many people to see the Passion Play at Ober-Ammergau in 1951, he can announce an increase in the amount of money such persons may take with them, so that they can get arrangements for their holiday completed in good time.

The hon. Member will not expect me to make any commitments about foreign travel arrangements for 1951. If there is a basic travel allowance for Germany at that time, it will, of course, be available for anybody who wishes to see the Passion Play, but I cannot hold out any hope of special currency allowances being granted for this purpose.