§ 23. Mr. BEAUMONT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names of those countries in respect of whose nationals applications for British visas are referred to His Majesty's Government for decision before being granted?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Short)
I have been asked to reply to this question. In the case of those countries the nationals of which require a British visa, the types of case required to be referred to His Majesty's Government for decision are set out in the instructions to British Passport Control Officers, which are confidential.
§ 24. Mr. BEAUMONT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, within the last six months any irregularities have occurred in the use of British passports by foreign subjects; and, if so, whether he will give the nationalities of such users?
During the last six months, four cases have occurred in which aliens were found in possession of British passports. The nationalities of three of the persons concerned were Dutch, American and Greek respectively; that of the fourth has not yet been established.