§ 84. Mr. H. Brooke
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give an assurance that before granting permits to foreign girls to come to this country to take posts as typists or shorthand-typists, he will take into account the numbers of middle-aged British women who are well qualified for this kind of employment but are finding it harder to get work on account of age.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Permits would not be granted for the admission of foreigners for such employment unless, among other things, I was satisfied that suitable British subjects or resident foreigners were not available for the employment.