HC Deb 17 April 1947 vol 436 c36W
67. Mr. King

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that many aliens resident in this country are still permitted to reside here only upon the condition that they de not undertake paid or unpaid employment; and whether he will, in all cases, cancel this condition.

Mr. Oliver

It is a general principle of my right hon. Friend's policy that if a foreigner is allowed to reside in this country for a substantial or indefinite period he ought not as a general rule to be prevented from taking employment. There are, however, cases where the foreigner represents that he is coming only for a temporary visit and it is right as a measure of precaution to make it clear that he is not being admitted with a view to taking employment.