HC Deb 08 July 1932 vol 268 cc801-2W

asked the Minister of Labour the reasons for extending the permit of the German employé at Brettle works, Belper, and the reasons for the employment of another German mechanic at the same works and is he aware that

on Indian railways for each separate year since 1921; and the number of bicycles which have been imported from all sources for the same periods?


The following statements give the information for which my hon. Friend asks in the form in which it is available.

no Belper workman has been trained in any special process during the past 12 months?


These German employés are technical experts in the working of a particular German machine. They were allowed to come to this country for the purpose of assisting in the manufacture of the machines here and supervising their erection and working, as my right hon. Friend was satisfied that no British subject was available with similar qualifications. There are about 30 British subjects working under their immediate supervision.