HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc203-4W
119. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if be will remove the necessity for the use of passports by British citizens who wish to travel within the British Commonwealth of Nations from one dominion to another dominion; and, if so, when.

Mr. Noel-Baker

The conditions governing the entry of British subjects into the Dominions is a matter for the Dominion Governments; it is wholly outside the scope and authority of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom. For the entry of British subjects into the United Kingdom, the production of a British passport is a convenient way of establishing the nationality of the holder and thus of facilitating his or her passage through the control authorities.

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