HC Deb 18 November 1957 vol 578 c6W
64. Mr. Hurd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which countries still require British subjects to have their fingerprints taken as a condition of giving an entry visa; and if he will make further representations to have this practice abolished.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

The United States, Ecuador and Peru still require some form of finger-printing, in certain circumstances, as a condition of giving an entry visa to a British subject. Since October the United States regulations have been considerably relaxed and finger-printing is not required for visitors remaining less than one year. These requirements are the domestic administrative concern of the countries in question and there would appear to be no grounds for making official representations to have the practices abolished.