HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c177W
9. Mr. Wilkes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the reason for the delay in communicating his decision as to whether Mr. Paul Golay, a French citizen, may be permitted to take up work as a constructional engineer offered him by a Tyneside engineering firm, full details regarding which were communicated to his Department by the hon. Member for Central Newcastle on 22nd October, 1948.

Mr. Ede

I regret that it was not possible to reach an earlier decision in this case. As my hon. Friend knows, the application was referred to the Ministry of Labour, who found it necessary to consult the appropriate trade union.