§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Ernest Brown)
The available records do not show the number of foreigners employed under permission at any given 1380 date. The number of permissions issued during 1935 was 13,662, as compared with 12,569 in the previous year. They cover periods varying from one week to one year, and the great majority of the foreigners do not remain here beyond 12 months from the date of admission.
Would the right hon. Gentleman also remind the hon. Gentleman who put the question that the pledge of the Labour party was that there were to be no national barriers of any kind?