HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc153-4W
132. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Labour in view of difficulties attending women who come to this country from the Continent with a view to entering domestic service and undertaking similar work, what steps are taken to provide these young women with information for their assistance; and whether suitable literature will be given to them on arrival.

Mr. Isaacs

Foreign women coming into this country for employment may be brought under official recruitment schemes for which I am responsible, or they may be engaged privately by employers for work for which permits are granted. In the former case they are given a booklet specially prepared to assist European Volunteer Workers to settle in this country. I cannot undertake to extend similar help to those who come under private arrangements, but the Ministry's Welfare Officers are always ready to give advice and assistance to any foreign workers who may call on them. Experience has shown that foreign workers who come to this country under private arrangements do not hesitate to come to local offices for advice.