§ 67. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Labour the names of the firms who have been granted permits during the past 12 months to import aliens for clerical work, giving the number of aliens in each case?
§ Captain MARGESSON (Lord of the Treasury)
I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend does not think it would be right to publish these names. As the hon. Member was informed on the 27th February last, the number of permits issued during 1928 in respect of aliens required for clerical work was 1,310. With the possible exception of the British branches of foreign banks and other foreign corporations, very few of the employers concerned applied for more than one permit during the year.
§ Mr. MORRISON
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman ask his right hon. Friend, if he cannot supply the names of the firms, whether he will supply me with the number of firms concerned?
§ Sir ROBERT THOMAS
Will the Minister consult the President of the Board of Education before granting licences to these alien clerks?