HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 cc790-1
24. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Labour how many foreign worker; were given employment in British industry during the quarter ended 31st March, 1947.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Ness Edwards)

I asume my hon. Friend refers to foreign workers brought into this country for employment. During the first quarter of the year, 1,226 Baltic women were brought from displaced persons camps in the British zone in Germany for domestic work in sanatoria and hospitals. During the same period our Department issued, on the application of individual employers, 285 permits for work in industry and 5,244 permits for domestic work in hospitals and private households. This is a total of 6,755.