§ 99. Brigadier Mackeson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Malteese emigrants are now qualified to go to the U.S.A.; and if he is satisfied that the people of Malta can obtain visas in Malta from a U.S. Consul.232W
Mr. Creech Jones
I understand that during his recent visit to Malta, the United States Vice-Consul in Tunis granted approximately 70 visas. With regard to the second part of the Question, it is expected that a United States consular officer will be able to visit Malta periodically; but the present need is not so much to increase the rate at which visas are issued as to ensure shipping for those who already possess them.