Oral Answers to Questions — Belgium (Business Visits)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1944.

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Photo of Mr Quintin Hogg Mr Quintin Hogg , Oxford 12:00 am, 16th November 1944

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether permits to visit Belgium on business grounds are now being granted; and how many applications have been received for leave to travel for this purpose.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Belgium is still a military zone, and exit permits are not being issued for business purposes.

Photo of Mr Quintin Hogg Mr Quintin Hogg , Oxford

While appreciating the reason which the Minister has given, may I ask if he can explain why, when I put a Question on the Order Paper last week in the same form, relating to France, it was answered by the Secretary to the Department for Overseas Trade and that now this Question, which was put down to the same right hon. Gentleman, has been answered by the Home Office?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I have not the least idea.