§ Mr. Horabin
asked the Home Secretary if he can give the exact numbers, respectively, of rate-aided school children and private school children who have been granted exit permits to proceed to America?
§ Sir J. Anderson
No, Sir. School children under the age of 16 do not require exit permits to enable them to proceed to America; and there is no classification of children travelling with their mothers such as would enable me to furnish the information asked for by my hon. Friend.
asked the Prime Minister, in view of the offer by the Americans to send American ships to 437W collect and transport children to the United States of America, whether the Government will allow the children to travel; and will they grant the financial assistance to those unable to afford the passage money, etc., provided in the Children's Overseas Reception Board scheme?
§ The Prime Minister
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave to-day in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Broxtowe (Mr. Cocks).