4. Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the Minister of Labour whether any special arrangements are being made to supply the anticipated shortage of hotel and restaurant employés that will occur during the Coronation period from British sources; and to what extent it will be necessary to permit the entry of foreign staff?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The Ministry of Labour Employment Exchanges, including the specialised hotel and catering trades exchange, will take all possible steps to meet demands made to them by hotels and restaurants requiring additional staff during the Coronation period, and inquiries are in progress with a view to estimating the number of suitable employés likely to be available in this country. In the circumstances it is impossible to say at this stage how far, 1040 if at all, the admission of foreign staff will be necessary.