HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 c27
39. Mr. Robert Cooke

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will speed up the procedure of granting work permits for foreign nationals seeking work in the catering industry, particularly during the summer months of maximum activity.

Mr. Hare

These permits are issued as rapidly as possible, subject to completion of the necessary inquiries. In general, I am satisfied that the procedure works smoothly, but, if my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind, perhaps he would let me know so that I can look into it.

Mr. Cooke

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that, although what he says may be true in some cases, there are others where it takes a very great deal longer? Will he look at a special case in Bristol at the Grand Spa Hotel which has taken six weeks?

Mr. Hare

If my hon. Friend will be good enough to give me particulars, I will certainly look at it.

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