HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1367-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that in all cases of aliens entering the United States a head tax of eight dollars has to be paid, and that the total sum accruing to the United States under that tax last year from immigrants from the United Kingdom was approximately 618,736 dollars, he will, as a means of raising revenue, consider the question whether all Americans coming to England could be charged a similar tax on landing in this country?


As stated by the Prime Minister on the 15th February, His Majesty's Government are not prepared to discriminate against citizens of the United States. I should explain that the head tax is refunded in the case of persons remaining a short time only in the United States.