HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 c2210
7. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour the number of German workers who have been granted permits by his Department for the purpose of employment in this country for the 12 months ended at the last convenient date; and whether there are any special regulations governing the time for which such permits are granted?

Mr. E. Brown

The number of permits issued during the 12 months ended 30th April, 1938, for the employment of German nationals was 2,995. Permits are granted for varying periods, not exceeding 12 months in the first instance, according to the nature and merits of the application in each case.

Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of these permits have been extended?

Mr. Brown

Not without notice.

Mr. Ede

Do they include the people formerly of Austrian nationality?

Mr. Brown

No, I think not. They cover only the period up to 30th April.

Mr. Mander

Do they include the Gestapo agents?