HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 cc116-7W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas to enter this country he has received since he took office; from, and how many visas he has granted to, nationals of the following States: Chinese People's Republic, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Roumania, Spain and Yugoslavia, respectively.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The information available for the period 27th October, 1951, to 17th May, 1952, is summarised in the table below. It includes only applications made to the United Kingdom visa-issuing authority in their own country by nationals of the states named. Italians do not require visas to come to the United Kingdom.

Country Applications received Visas Granted
Chinese People's Republic (Peking)* 12 9
Czechoslovakia 60 45
Hungary 76† 29
Poland 379 258
Roumania 45 37
Spain (Madrid)* 1,150 920
Yugoslavia 459 402
* These figures do not include applications made to other posts in China or Spain.
† In a number of these cases visas would have been granted but were not granted because the Hungarian authorities refused to grant the necessary papers to enable the applicant to leave the country.