HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2824
1. Sir Alfred Beit

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the creation, under the new Constitution, of a sovereign Irish Free State will necessitate the use of passports by British subjects and Irish Free State citizens travelling between the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State; and whether, in view of the fact that the Irish Free State citizen is now deprived of the status of British subject, he will arrange with the Minister of Labour that the same restrictions as are applied to aliens should regulate the entry into the United Kingdom of Irish Free State citizens seeking work?

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

I would refer the hon. Member to the latter part of the reply which I gave on 20th July to the hon. Member for South Molton (Mr. Lambert).