HC Deb 01 December 1938 vol 342 c610W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Home Secretary how many persons from Germany and Austria entered the United Kingdom for the purpose of entering domestic service, in each of the months July, August, and September, 1937, respectively; how many of those persons so employed in the United Kingdom left this country in each of those months; and what are the corresponding figures for 1938?

Sir S. Hoare

No separate statistics are kept showing how many of the foreign women who enter the United Kingdom in a particular period are coming for employment in domestic service or how many of those who leave in a particular period have been engaged in domestic service, but I have obtained from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour a return showing the number of permits issued by his Department in respect of German and Austrian domestic servants during the months of July, August and September in 1937 and 1938, respectively.

Number of Permits issued in respect of German and Austrian domestic servants.
July. August. September.
Austrian 585 525 699
German 144 100 114
729 625 813
German (including former Austrian). 515 697 829