Paris (Apr. 14)
Although French authorities have agreed to tighten Control of passports and identity documents in line with a British request to cooperate in stemming the flood of visaless Jewish immigrants to Palestine, a spokesman of the French Foreign Office today held out little hope of effective control.
“It is in the nature of clandestine departures that they should be difficult ? control,” he pointed out. He also noted that the authorities have no legal grounds ## which to inquire into the real intention of persons travelling through France whose papers are in order. Informed circles believe that agreement of the French Government ## the British request will lead to no radical change in procedure and that officials of the Interior Ministry would take their lead from the Foreign Office on all matters ?ealing with foreigners.