§ 53. Mr. REMER
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the unemployment amongst British circus performers if he will take steps to inform the circus proprietors that permits to foreign artists will not be granted unless an undertaking is given that 50 per cent. of the salaries at the forthcoming Christmas circus programmes in Great Britain shall be paid to British artists; and if he will state the nature of his reply to the communication addressed to him from the Variety Artists' Federation on this subject?
My right hon. Friend has been in communication with the British Circus Proprietors and the Variety Artistes' Federation on the engagement of foreign performers, and discussions are still proceeding.