HC Deb 26 March 1930 vol 237 cc391-2
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any negotiations or conversations are taking place at the present time between His Majesty's Government and any foreign Powers which will have as its object the modification of the passport regulations; and can he give particulars?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

No, Sir. No such negotiations have been entered into with foreign Powers in regard to the passport regulations.


Is it the intention to bring the matter before the Council of the League of Nations?


No, we have no intention of bringing it before the Council of the League of Nations.


Is the right hon. Gentleman doing anything to make more easy the relationships with the United States in the issue of passports than has been the case up to the present?


I have not had any difficulty reported to me, but, when questions have been submitted to me with regard to coming to a joint arrangement for the removal of visas, I have reported to the House that that could not be done at present for financial reasons.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any arrangement has yet been reached between this country and Czechoslovakia for the mutual abolition of visas?


Yes, Sir. A reciprocal agreement for the abolition of visas was concluded with the Czechoslovak Government on the 14th instant, and will come into force on the 1st May next.

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