HC Deb 23 January 1941 vol 368 cc308-9W
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, 1940, the following permits have been issued to the nationals concerned:

Poles 1,559
Czechs 2,562
Belgians 2,496
Dutch 446
Norwegians 886
Palestinians 54
Greeks 39
Germans and Austrians 12,087
Italians 168
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.