HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 c519
45. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider including German women among the aliens allowed to enter this country on a temporary basis as domestic workers in such cases where they have relatives in this country who need temporary domestic help, otherwise unobtainable, at times of confinement, illness, etc.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

Under existing arrangements permits are not granted for German women to come to this country for domestic employment, and I do not feel that an exception can be made in these cases.

Mr. Symonds

Can the Minister say why, if these women are known to be anti-Nazi, there should be any objection to their coming to this country?

Mr. Isaacs

I would not like to state all the reasons, but there are some who have suffered from Nazism to whom we are giving preference.