HC Deb 08 July 1952 vol 503 cc1069-70
9. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Labour what facilities exist for colonial students to obtain employment in this country during their summer vacation.

Sir W. Monckton

The service provided by the employment exchanges and appointments offices is available to colonial students who wish to obtain employment in the vacations. I understand that certain private organisations such as the National Union of Students are also active in this field.

Mr. Russell

Can my right hon. and learned Friend say whether any facilities exist in industry particularly to replace British workers while they are on holiday?

Sir W. Monckton

I have in mind the agriculture industries and the efforts which are made by the National Union of Students in that field where we help by enabling them to travel to and from the work. If there is any other matter perhaps my hon. Friend will let me know.

Mr. Fenner Brockway

Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman consult with the Colonial Office upon this matter with a view to making the fullest provision of employment for these colonial students?

Sir W. Monckton

I am anxious to do what I can and will consult with them.

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