HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 c21W
13. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Labour how many European voluntary workers will be brought into the United Kingdom in the calendar year 1948; how many will be placed in the industries of coal, agriculture, and textiles, respectively; and how many others will still remain on the Continent after the end of the year.

Mr. Ness Edwards

While no precise figures can be given, it is hoped to bring about 100,000 European volunteer workers to this country this year. Of these, about 35,000 would be for agriculture, about 30,000 for coal, and at least 20,000 for textiles. Factors outside my knowledge make it impossible for me to answer the last part of the Question.

6. Mr. Prescott

asked the Minister of Labour what nationalities are represented among European voluntary workers permitted to enter this country; and of the total, what is the proportion of each nationality.

Mr. Ness Edwards

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his related Questions answered orally today.