HC Deb 07 December 1927 vol 211 cc1353-4

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the foreign countries for which visas are not required for British subjects; and whether any negotiations are in being, or contemplated, with other countries with a view to this reciprocal arrangement being extended?


British subjects are not required to obtain visas for entry into the following countries: Austria, Belgium, China (if entry is made by a treaty port), Colombia (a separate document is however required for which a charge is made), Cuba, Danzig (if entry is made by sea), Denmark, France, Hayti, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Morocco (French zone and Tangier), the Netherlands, the Netherlands West Indies, Surinam and Curaçao, Norway, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. An agreement has been concluded with Germany for the reciprocal abolition of visas as from 1st January next, and negotiations are in progress with Czechoslovakia.


Does that include all the members of the League of Nations? Will the hon. 0Gentleman not take steps to abolish visas between the members of the League of Nations?


We are doing our best, as far as practicable, to conclude such an arrangement as the hon. and gallant Member indicates.