HC Deb 03 August 1926 vol 198 cc2809-10
78. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the refusal of a visa to Mr. F. J. Cansfield by the Soviet Government of Russia on the ground that he was a member of the British Mission to Petrograd in 1918; and whether, in view of the number of Soviet subjects permitted to enter Great Britain, he will take steps to secure reciprocity for British subjects in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics?


Yes, Sir. Representations have been made to the Soviet Government on Mr. Cansfield's behalf, but so far without success. The rights of British and Russian subjects to visit each other's countries are defined by the Trade Agreement, under which both Governments reserve, and from time to time exercise, the right to refuse entry to any individual whom they may consider undesirable.