HC Deb 09 July 1936 vol 314 c1366
3. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the unemployment among British musicians, he will consider further restricting the entry of foreign musicians into Great Britain; and in how many instances during the last three years foreign musicians, who have entered Great Britain as members of bands, have had their personal permits extended and are employed here individually?


If, as I understand him, the hon. Member has in mind only foreign members of bands, there is no need for further restrictions, as permission is not ordinarily granted to such foreigners to take employment in Great Britain. Permission for this purpose during the last three years has been limited to a few cases where the circumstances were exceptional.


Is the Minister aware that members of certain bands which have come over as bands have obtained permits to remain after the actual bands have gone back?


If the hon. Member has a case in mind and will communicate with me, I will look into it.