HC Deb 25 June 1925 vol 185 c1734W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will arrange as a matter of common form to write on each passport that is issued, or to print on it, the countries to which the holder can go in which the question of the protection of women does1 not arise, and where the restriction on passports is not specially stringent, such as France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Italy, where mutual arrangements for no visas exist; and whether he will discontinue charging 2s. every time an additional country, or additional countries, are added to the list?


The suggestion made by the hon. Member has already been as far as practicable adopted. Applicants for passports can include in their original applications any countries to which they are likely to travel during the five years for which the passport is valid, and, as a matter of fact, it has been the usual practice for some time past, in issuing passports, to make them valid for groups of countries, irrespective of whether the applicant has mentioned them or not. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative.

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