32. Sir F. HALL
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of his intention of taking steps to speed up the naturalisation of aliens desiring to settle in this country and having regard to the present serious unemployment, he will consider as to appointing a Departmental Committee, in conjunction with the Ministry of Labour, to inquire and report on the effect on labour conditions here of removing or further weakening restrictions on alien immigration?
The aliens whose applications for naturalisation I am anxious to deal with as expeditiously as possible have all been settled here for long periods; and no question as to restrictions on alien immigration arises in connection therewith.
Sir F. HALL
Is it the intention of the Government to make it easier for these aliens to take up their abode here?
My hon. Friend must be aware that aliens cannot be admitted to-day unless on the conditions I stated in answer to a question two days ago, and one of these is that if they are coming for employment they must have the certificate of the Minister of Labour.