Russian Citizens.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens. – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1931.

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Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

25.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the total number of visas authorised for Soviet citizens to come of this country to study methods of production of goods since the present Government took office; and what are the maximum and minimum periods authorised for their stay in this country?

Photo of Mr John Clynes Mr John Clynes , Manchester Platting

I regret that it would not be possible, without an exhaustive examination of all the applications received, to distinguish the particular cases of visas referred to in the question. The period of authorised visits varies from one week to six months.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of any Englishman having gone to Russia to study their methods?

Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

26.

asked the Home Secretary what number of visas have been granted since the present Government came into office for the purpose of bringing over Soviet citizens connected with the Russian trade delegation or the associated 18 companies that carry on trade for Soviet Russia?

Photo of Mr John Clynes Mr John Clynes , Manchester Platting

243 visas have been granted for this purpose.