HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c99W
103. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the present shortage of man and woman labour power, all aliens wishing to remain in this country will be allowed to do so, unless there are reasons to the contrary respecting individuals; and whether sympathetic consideration will be given to applications for the immigration to this country of near relatives and fiancees, where it can be shown that suitable accommodation is available and the full needs of these immigrants can be met.

Mr. Ede

As respects civilians my policy is broadly as indicated in the Question, but it is not possible to set out in a single answer the necessary limitations which have to be made to these generalisations.