Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th May 1959.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost to this country in foreign exchange of raising the car tourist allowance from £30 to £40 in foreign currency.
I apologise to my hon. Friend and to the House for a typist's error in my original version of the Question. The figure of £30 should be £35. Since the price of petrol on the Continent of Europe has gone up, and since each car going abroad usually contains more than one person, will my hon. Friend recommend his right hon. Friend to raise the figure from £35 to £40 in the year beginning October next?
The Government do not feel that they are able at present to increase the allowance.