HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1524-5
27. Sir W. Davison

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the traffic in domestic servants between Southern Ireland and this country and the abuse of the Home Office requirement of a certificate from an employer in Great Britain that employment was available, whereby often, when the servant has only been a short time in the employment in question, she has given notice and disappeared; and what action is being taken in this matter?

Mr. H. Morrison

I have no reason to think that there are many cases of the kind referred to by my hon. Friend, but certain amendments are being made in the Regulations which will make it possible to deal with any abuses which may occur in the future.

Sir W. Davison

Does, the right hon. Gentleman realise the serious danger of the matter as indicated in the Question? I have had instances brought to my personal notice. Will he see that the Regulations are tightened up?

Mr. Morrison

That is the principal purpose of the amendments we are making.