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Emigration Allowances (Oeec Countries)

Volume 477: debated on Tuesday 4 July 1950

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now allow invalids living in France, who left this country before 1950, to take the same annual sums of money with them as they would have been allowed to take if they had left after 1st January, 1950.

Yes, Sir. I am now prepared to extend the concession made on 1st January, 1950, when the emigration allowance to O.E.E.C. member countries (except Belgium and Switzerland) was raised from £1,000 to £5,000, to those who emigrated to those countries before that date. This will apply to all who emigrated whether on account of ill-health or for other reasons.

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that that reply will give very great satisfaction?