HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 cc424-5W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will restrict the granting of visas to passports during holiday seasons with a view to keeping British citizens at home to enjoy the amenities of British pleasure resorts, thereby retaining money in the country and giving employment to a greater number of persons who can cater for holiday makers?


My hon. Friend's question is based on a misapprehension. A British visa is not required to enable a British subject to leave this country.

Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the personnel, together with the annual cost incurred in retaining the military permit office, which deals with the issue of military visas or passports for military zones?


The Military Permit Office was abolished in 1922. There is, however, a section of the Passport Office which dealsinter alia with permits to enter territories in military occupation and the issue of war grave passes. The staff of this section consists of five persons; the cost is included in the total establishment of the Passport Office.

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