HC Deb 29 June 1950 vol 476 cc257-8W
Mr. P. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the petition from the British Virgin Islands Progressive League to the Caribbean Commission with regard to the difficulties of travel between the British and United States Virgin Islands; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Yes. The matter has been discussed with the Government of the United States who, while they are unable to modify the immigration laws which apply to British Virgin Islanders wishing to visit the American Virgin Islands, are considering what can be done to make access to an American vice-consul easier for British Virgin Islanders who wish to apply for United States visas.