HC Deb 19 October 1920 vol 133 cc795-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether all Swedes and Norwegians who have so far visited Great Britain from Sweden and Norway since the Armistice have first had to obtain a visé from the British authorities in those countries; and, if so, why cannot he give particulars as to how many of these Swedes and Norwegians, respectively, figured on any of the Allied black lists at the British Legations at Stockholm and/or Christiania at any time during the War?


The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. I could not give the figures asked for in the second paragraph without causing all the cases in question to be examined afresh and compared with all the obsolete black lists and amendments thereof issued from time to time during the War. The expenditure of time and money involved in this would, in my opinion, be entirely thrown away.