asked the Minister of Labour under what conditions are foreign 428W musicians, actors and other artists granted permits to take up professional contracts in this country?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Applications for permits in respect of foreign nationals in the classes mentioned present widely differing circumstances and each case is considered on its individual merits. In the case of foreign concert artists and actors of international repute or who have special attainments, permits are granted freely for specific engagements. The admission of foreign music-hall artists is regulated by special rules including a minimum salary standard designed to protect the legitimate interests of British artists.