Transmigrants (Visas).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Martin Conway Sir Martin Conway , Combined English Universities

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that the French Government and the Dutch Government have abolished transit visas for transmigrants going to the United States or Canada passing through France and Holland, respectively, and in view of the fact that Belgium is on the point of following this example in this matter, His Majesty's Government will resume negotiations to have transit visas waived in the following countries, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czecho-Slovakia, Jugo-Slavia, Poland, Hungary, Rumania. Bulgaria, Lativia, and Lithuania. and thus secure for British lines their due share of the Continental transatlantic traffic?

Photo of Mr Cecil Harmsworth Mr Cecil Harmsworth , Luton

It is not apparent what advantage would be obtained for British shipping lines by the corelasion of agreements with the foreign Governments named for the abolition if these visas; but, if my hon. Friend will furnish me, with any particulars in support of his suggestion, the matter will be considered.