HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 cc927-8W
Mr. V. Adams

asked the Minister of Labour the number of permits issued by his Department to German citizens for the purpose of taking up employment with Messrs. Siemens-Schucket (Great Britain) Limited; and whether he is satisfied that in the case of such employés their work cannot be done by British subjects?

Mr. E. Brown,

pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 10th February, 1938; col. 1235, Vol. 331), supplied the following statement:

According to the records of my Department, apart from certain German nationals whose stay in this country is not subject to restrictions, two German student-employés and eight other German nationals are employed under permission by the company. Except in the case of the student-employés, permission is given on the ground that British subjects with the requisite qualifications are not available for the particular employment.