HC Deb 12 March 1956 vol 550 cc28-9
48. Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further representations have been made to the Spanish Government to reduce the charge of 27s. for each visa for British holidaymakers visiting that country; and with what result.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

No further approach has been made to the Spanish authorities; we have, however, increased our fee for visas granted to Spanish nationals to the level of their fee.

Mr. Dodds

As Spain extorted nearly £500,000 last year from British tourists; as she is so unreasonable in comparison with other European countries; and as she continues to be so unfriendly with Gibraltar, is it not time we took some action to try to persuade patriotic British people not to go to Spain until she behaves decently?

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Whatever the hon. Gentleman may feel, I do not think that that arises out of this Question.