HC Deb 07 November 1960 vol 629 c7W
34. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements he made to sponsor, for entry visa purposes, farming representatives from East Germany who wished to visit this country in order to attend the recent Royal Agricultural Show at Olympia, in view of the general desire of farmers in this country to meet such visitors so that they might receive orders for the export of cattle and other agricultural items.

Mr. Vane

None. The issue of visas is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary. The present restrictions on the issue of travel documents for East Germans are a matter for my noble Friend the Foreign Secretary.