§ Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Labour the number of citizens of each allied country and of German, Austrian and Italian nationality, respectively, now available for suitable work in this country, and the number who have been placed in work?
§ Mr. Bevin
The only available information relates to the issue of permits, of which I append a table. During the period from 1st May, 1940, to 30th November, 309W 1940, the following permits have been issued to the nationals concerned:
More than one permit was in certain cases issued during the period in respect of the same individual. On the other hand, there are a considerable number of cases in which a permit was not required.
Poles 1,559 Czechs 2,562 Belgians 2,496 Dutch 446 Norwegians 886 Palestinians 54 Greeks 39 Germans and Austrians 12,087 Italians 168 20,297