HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc326-7
20. Sir John Mellor

asked the Minister of Labour the average interval of time between an application for a permit for an alien immigrant to work as a domestic servant in Great Britain and notification of the Ministry's decision?

Mr. E. Brown

I regret that this could not be ascertained without a disproportionate amount of work.

Sir J. Mellor

In view of the shortage of domestic servants in this country, will my right hon. Friend endeavour to expedite the Ministry's inquiries as much as possible?

Mr. Brown

We are doing all we can to complete them as quickly as possible.