HC Deb 25 June 1928 vol 219 cc43-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any information as to regulations made by the Italian Government preventing subjects of other nations, who are provided with passports, from passing the frontier, to and fro, while making ascents above the snow line?


No, Sir. No recent information has been received. I understand, however, that the Italian Government issue from time to time to their Consular officers in the neighbouring countries information regarding the passes into Italy which are open to travellers, all other passes being closed. Persons who contemplate an ascent which may take them across the frontier would be well advised to ascertain from the nearest Italian Consular officer whether the route which they propose to follow is open. My hon. Friend will appreciate that the possession of a passport does not in any way relieve the holder of the necessity of complying with the Italian regulations as regards frontier traffic.