Exit Permits, Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1942.

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Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

asked the Home Secretary whether, owing to serious complaints of delay in the issue of permits, he will give instructions to passport officials to have permits in the hands of travellers to Northern Ireland at least one week before the date of departure?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am not aware that there is any delay in the issue of exit permits to persons who qualify for permits to enable them to travel to Northern Ireland and who follow the advice given to apply for exit permits at least 14 days before the date on which they wish to travel. If, however, my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of any cases in which delay has occurred I shall be glad to look into them.

Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

I can assure my right hon. Friend that I have received such complaints. Will he not issue the permits at least a week in advance to enable travellers to make their bookings for the journey?