§ 9 and 10. Mr. Prescott
asked the Minister of Labour (1) how many European voluntary workers have been introduced into the United Kingdom;
(2) of the total number of European voluntary workers permitted into the United Kingdom, how many are married and how many single; of those married, how many are male and female; and in how many cases both husband and wife have come to the United Kingdom.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Ness Edwards)
54,700 European volunteer workers have arrived in this country; 8,000 were known to be married, including 3,500 married couples. The position regarding nationalities is still, broadly, as stated in the reply given to the hon. Member for East Willesden (Mr. Orbach) on 17th February.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
I was talking about persons brought over here as married couples. A married person can be brought over here by himself. A married couple means a man and his wife.