§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Minister of Labour how many European voluntary workers were permitted to enter the United Kingdom in 1947; and of such number how many were male and female.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
In 1947 34,688 European Volunteer Workers (25,115 men and 9,573 women) were brought to this country under the "Westward Ho" Scheme. In addition, in the earlier part of the year 1,800 women were brought to this country under the earlier Balt Cygnet Scheme for employment in essential domestic work. This does not include those who come to this country under an individual permit.