7. Mr. Vane
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why British subjects are still required to pay for visas to visit Germany, when the nationals of other occupying Powers do not require a visa.
§ Mr. Nutting
The only occupying Power in Western Germany whose 387 nationals do not require visas is the United States, as the result of a recent agreement. Under this agreement, American citizens do not require visas, and Germans visiting the United States receive visas without payment. Negotiations for a similar visa agreement between the United Kingdom and the German Federal Republic are in progress. Meanwhile, British nationals under the age of 25 are receiving free visas.