HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c7W
57. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent people from East Germany are allowed to come to this country on holiday; and whether he can give an assurance that no obstacles or delay are caused by Her Majesty's Government in granting the necessary entrance visas and permits.

Mr. R. A. Butler

So far as Her Majesty's Government are concerned, people from East Germany are free to come here on holiday visits, provided they have satisfactory travel documents and valid United Kingdom visas. Visas are granted without difficulty or undue delay provided the applicant is personally acceptable and I am reasonably satisfied that he will be able and willing to leave when the period for which his visit is authorised expires.