HC Deb 16 November 1920 vol 134 cc1666-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the amount of revenue received from British visas; and what is the cost of obtaining it?


The amount received by passport control officers in respect of fees for British visas during the half-year ended the 30th of September last amounted approximately to £95,000. The estimated cost of the staff employed amounts for the current financial year to £120,000.

7. Mr. HURD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether under the present Regulations British subjects may visit Canada without holding a passport, providing they comply with the immigration Regulations of the Canadian authorities; and, if so, will he cause this fact to be made known to the passport officers at ports such as Liverpool, so that travellers may be spared their attentions?


The answer to the first portion of the question is in the affirmative. I understand that this fact has already been made known by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to the immigration officers at British ports, who also deal with outgoing passenger traffic, and are under the control of the Home Office.

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