HC Deb 26 July 1968 vol 769 cc239-40W
Dr. Gray

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will initiate discussions with the Governments which distinguish for purposes of visa-free entry between United Kingdom passports issued in London and those issued else- where, with a view to securing the abolition of such distinctions.

Mr. Foley

When negotiating visa abolition agreements with other Governments, Her Majesty's Government aim at obtaining visa-free entry for as many United Kingdom nationals as possible. It is, however, only to be expected that other Governments will be reluctant to grant visa-free entry to United Kingdom nationals who have no guarantee of admission to the United Kingdom itself. The ability of Her Majesty's Government to secure the abolition of distinctions of the kind referred to is clearly restricted by the terms of the Commonwealth Immigrants Acts of 1962 and 1968.