§ 39. Sir B. FALLE
asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs if Americans from the United States of America coining to this country are obliged to register with the police; how often this registration takes place; and if the same can be avoided by the guarantee of one or more householders?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
My hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. An American paying a short visit to this country is not required to register with the police. If he takes up his residence here he is required to register and to inform the police of any change of his permanent address or any absence there from for a period exceeding two months. I think that the course suggested in the last paragraph of the question is unnecessary and would be far more irksome than the very light obligations which I have described.