§ 26. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he expects to be able to announce a relaxation in the method whereby business men and tourists can quickly obtain entry permits to Malta in London instead of in Malta which at present involves delay.
§ The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Creech Jones)
Business men from the United Kingdom may now enter Malta without entry permits for a visit 1170 not exceeding two months if they hold a British passport and produce on arrival a letter from a Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom sponsoring their visit. In addition British subjects from the United Kingdom who are bona fide tourists may enter the island without entry permits for a stay not exceeding two months if they hold return tickets or a travel voucher which cannot be converted into cash at Malta and enables the holder to book a return passage.
§ Mr. Hughes
Is the Minister aware that this will be received with great satisfaction by the Government of Malta in their efforts to develop the economics of the island?