HC Deb 23 May 1919 vol 116 cc721-2W
Major-General Sir NEWTON MOORE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Oversea Trade Department whether, in the case of passports issued to representatives of firms seeking contract abroad, it is possible to issue a circular passport covering more than one country; whether, if so, it is essential that the definite desti- nation in each country intended to be visited be entered on the passport; and whether, in view of the delay and correspondence caused by the present procedure, steps will be taken to permit of the issue of passports to trade representatives, authorising them to travel through any of a group of countries outside the military area without the actual destination being specified in each case?


There is no objection to the inclusion of any number of countries in the destinations stated on a passport, and this can be done on application, provided that no circumstances exist which prohibit travelling to any of the countries concerned. It is not necessary to state on the passport the specific destination in each country, unless the regulations of the country concerned require it.