§ 41. Mr. REMER
asked the Minister of Labour why, in view of the unemployment among musicians, a foreign band of negro musicians has been given a permit not only to perform at music halls but also at a restaurant; if he is aware that another foreign band, which received a permit during the summer of last year, had the permit limited to music halls and was not allowed to play in any restaurant; and what are the reasons for this change?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
The permission which my hon. Friend has in mind covers an engagement for one night only and was conditional upon the retention of the band ordinarily employed. A concession on similar lines was granted to Duke Ellington's band last year. There has been no change in the general policy in this matter.