HC Deb 30 July 1930 vol 242 c462
7. Captain EDEN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, with regard to the complaints he has received from British subjects that the Soviet Government has refused their visas to visit Russia, giving no explanation except that they were personæ non gratæ he will have inquiries made as to the reasons for the Soviet Government's action?


The admission of foreigners into the Soviet Union is, of course, a matter within the sole discretion of the Soviet Government. As compared with last year there appears to be a large increase in the number of British visitors to the Soviet Union. His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow is, however, making unofficial inquiries into two cases, in which visas have been refused to British tourists.

Captain EDEN

Has the hon. Gentleman had many complaints?


No, Sir. We have had remarkably few.