HC Deb 13 April 1933 vol 276 cc2735-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that in the beet-sugar factories in this country nearly all the principal chemical positions are still filled by aliens; and whether, in any negotiations for a continuance of the subsidy, he will ensure that British chemists are given opportunities for training so that they can replace aliens in a reasonable time?


I understand that only 28 aliens are now employed in beet-sugar factories in this country, and of these the number designated As chemists is two. All practicable steps are taken with a view to ensuring that British employés are given an opportunity of gaining the necessary experience to enable them to qualify for technical posts in the industry; but, as my hon. Friend is aware, the question of the conditions under which permits are granted for the employment of Aliens in this country is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour.