HC Deb 21 March 1955 vol 538 cc1727-8
25. Mr. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in how many cases during the past year applications for visas made by United States citizens desiring to visit this country have been refused; and, in case of refusals, what reasons have been given to the applicants.

Lord John Hope

United States citizens do not require visas for travel to the United Kingdom. The visa requirement was abolished by the last Government in November, 1948.

Mr. Dugdale

Will the hon. Gentleman bring this to the notice of the American Government and ask whether they might not be as courteous in representations made to them by British subjects desiring to enter America as we are about American citizens desirous of entering this country?

Lord John Hope

That certainly would be very nice, but it is the opposite of what the right hon. Gentleman asked me about.