HC Deb 07 August 1947 vol 441 c177W
47. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of displaced persons who have arrived in this country in the past six months; how many have been placed in employment; and what is the average time taken.

Mr. Ness Edwards

During the past six months 19,000 displaced persons have arrived in this country under the official schemes, of whom 10,000 have been placed in employment. Information is not available as to the average period, but generally they are being placed promptly after the completion of the necessary formalities.