Oral Answers to Questions — Anglo-French Tourist Traffic

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool South 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Anglo-French committee of officials discussing the tourist question have now finished their deliberations; and whether any agreement has been reached.

The Minister of State (Mr. McNeil):

The question of the tourist traffic between this country and France was discussed, among many other questions, at the meeting in London early this month of the committee of French and British officials recently set up to examine economic questions concerning the two countries. As was stated in the communiqué issued at the end of this meeting, the committee agreed that it was desirable to facilitate tourist traffic as much as possible between the two countries and exchanged views as to the best method of achieving this purpose in the light of existing financial difficulties.

Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool South

Can the Minister foreshadow any action as a result of these discussions?

Mr. McNeil:

Further discussions are to be held, particularly on the financial aspects. I am, therefore, fairly confident that there will be action.