HC Deb 24 July 1924 vol 176 cc1542-3W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that passengers are permitted to go to France and Belgium on week-end tickets without passports, and this has not been prevented by the aliens department of the Home Office, there is any objection on his part to the extension of this arrangement to a return ticket to France and Belgium; or, failing that, whether it is possible to grant these facilities to holders of return tickets who are members of clubs, guilds, and other societies, travelling under the special arrangement for parties in which in all cases a certain amount of accommodation is included with the ticket and the issue of the ticket, and who have to travel in groups of 25?


So far as I understand the suggestions contained in this question I doubt whether it is possible to adopt them. It is a very difficult matter to determine the extent to which facilities for journeys without passports can be granted without endangering the administration of the Aliens Order and the control of the entry of aliens into this country. But the schemes in operation are reconsidered from time to time and I can promise the hon. Member that his suggestions shall receive attention.