HC Deb 08 February 1934 vol 285 c1278

asked the Minister of Labour the number of permits for foreign artistes to enter this country for the purpose of taking part in the preparation of films in the years 1931, 1932 and 1933, respectivcely, stating the names of the various firms at whose instance these permits have been issued and the number of artistes applied for by each firm?


The number of permits issued by my Department in respect of foreign artistes for film production was 53 in 1931, 20 in 1932, and 38 in 1933. In addition, 12 artistes who were admitted without permit during these three years were allowed to take up this work. The figures do not include artistes admitted for theatrical and similar work who were also allowed to take film engagements. In regard to the second part of the question, I do not think it would be right to publish the names of employers to whom permits have been issued.