HC Deb 15 December 1932 vol 273 cc492-3
11. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the refusal of permits to German workers to come to this country to instruct British workmen in the manufacture of chemical glass, if he can say why Belgian workmen were permitted to come to this country to start a new parchmentising mill at St. Mary Cray when the British Parchment Mills at Northfleet are unable to sell their full production?


The workmen for the mill at St. Mary Cray have been admitted temporarily in order to erect foreign machinery. The circumstances are, therefore, quite different from those of the operators asked for in connection with the manufacture of chemical glass.


In view of the reply of the right hon. Gentleman, and realising the difficulty of dealing with this subject by means of question and answer, I desire to give notice that I shall raise it on the Adjournment Motion.

Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

Is it not the policy of the Ministry of Labour—


Notice has been given that this matter is to be raised on the Motion for Adjournment.