HC Deb 17 December 1959 vol 615 cc255-6W
Mr. Scholefield Allen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when Her Majesty's Government expect to sign the European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of persons between Member States of the Council of Europe.

Mr. R. Allan

Her Majesty's Government do not propose to sign this Agreement. They have, however, announced their readiness to negotiate bilateral agreements with members of the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation under which national identity cards, conforming to certain requirements, could be used by their nationals making short visits to this country.