HC Deb 02 March 1936 vol 309 cc980-1
8. Colonel GOODMAN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the restrictive effect upon tourist traffic from the United States of America of the British visa required for visitors from that country to the United Kingdom; and whether, in view of the efforts which are being made to encourage visitors to this country, he will have this requirement abolished or substantially reduce the present fee for the visa of 10 dollars?

Viscount CRANB0RNE

This matter is constantly under consideration, but I regret that it is not possible, for financial reasons, to contemplate any reduction of the visa fee at the present time. I would, however, remind my hon. and gallant Friend of the existence of the special visa which is available, at a charge of 1 dollar, to United States citizens taking part in organised tours, who travel tourist class on board ship and whose stay in the United Kingdom does not exceed 14 days.

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