HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc231-2W
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.

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.

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