HC Deb 24 March 1955 vol 538 cc200-1W
68. Mr. Fell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will allow no-passport day trips to be run from the port of Great Yarmouth during the coming summer season.

Major Lloyd-George

I regret that I can see no prospect of allowing no-passport excursions to be operated from Great Yarmouth this year, and I have not in fact been asked by any shipping company to do so.

70. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement about the discussions held on Monday with Messrs. P. and A. Campbell, Eastbourne, concerning day trips to France from Eastbourne and Newhaven; and what arrangements he has made with the French Government to make sure that the passengers can land.

Major Lloyd-George

As I previously indicated to the House, I should like to see the pre-war facilities for no-passport excursions ultimately restored in so far as that would be consistent with the interests of security. With that important (proviso, and as a first step, I have decided in principle that during the forthcoming season Messrs. P. & A. Campbell Ltd. should be permitted experimentally to operate no-passport excursions from Newhaven and Eastbourne, subject to certain specified conditions of control which the company are understood to accept. Messrs. Campbells are today being informed accordingly. As regards the second part of the Question, it is for Messrs. Campbells themselves to approach the French authorities, and I understand that they are about to do so.