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Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Swiss Government has proposed to His Majesty's Government a mutual abolition of visas to take effect on 1st December; whether it has made a similar proposal to the Governments of Belgium, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark; and whether, under these new circumstances, the Government will reconsider its decision as previously-announced?

My hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. His Majesty's Government have no information as to the second; and in reply to the third paragraph, I cannot say more at the moment than that I will carefully consider the Swiss proposal, which only reached the Home Office yesterday.