HC Deb 08 December 1936 vol 318 cc1839-40W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the request addressed to him by the National Union of Boxers that they should be consulted when alien boxers ask permission to enter this country; and whether he will consult with this union on this matter as is done with other trade unions when alien labour is involved?


I have considered the request made by the National Union of Boxers, but I cannot undertake to consult that body on every application for a permit for a foreign boxer. Under existing arrangements such applications are submitted to my Department through the British Boxing Board of Control, on which boxers are represented, and which is, I understand, the governing body of the sport. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a letter recently addressed to the National Union of Boxers on this subject.