HC Deb 08 February 1982 vol 17 c280W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the progress that has been made in discussions with the United States Government concerning the abolition of non-immigrant tourist visas for British subjects wishing to visit that country.

Mr. Luce

I understand that a Bill has been introduced into the House of Representatives which is intended to abolish the requirement for tourist visas for visitors from certain countries including the United Kindom. This Bill has been discussed by the Immigration Sub-Committee of the Judiciary Committee and is due to be considered by the full Judiciary Committee in the near future. The subject is also under discussion in the Senate. There it is being dealt with as part of an omnibus Immigration Bill. We are in frequent touch with the American authorities on this matter.