§ Mr. THORNE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the reduction in costs of American passports and an extension in the life of passports issued by that country to American tourists; and whether it is the intention of the Government to grant similar concessions?
§ Mr. DALTON
I understand that there is at present a Bill before Congress providing for the reduction of the cost of United States passports and an increase in the period of their validity. If these proposals are carried into effect, the life of a United States passport, including two renewals, will be six years, at a cost of £1. The total life of a British passport is 10 years, at a cost of 12s. 6d. The second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.