HC Deb 06 July 1908 vol 191 c1238
MR. JOYNSON-HICKS (Manchester, N.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the head tax on British travellers to the United States of America, imposed by the Immigration Act of 1903, was last year raised to $ whether, seeing that Canadians are exempt from such tax, he can take steps, by the imposition of a reciprocal tax on passengers from the United States to our ports or otherwise, to obtain equal rights for all British subjects proceeding to the United States.


My right hon. friend is aware of the increase referred to by the hon. Member, but is unable to make any statement with regard to the imposition of a reciprocal tax on arrivals in British ports.