HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c235W
101. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what disabilities in regard to employment have still to be accepted by German and other ex-prisoners of war working in this country; and when these restrictions or disabilities are likely to be withdrawn, at least, to the extent that they are inoperative in respect of European Volunteer Workers.

Mr. Ede

With certain limited exceptions, former prisoners of war who were allowed to remain in this country to work as civilians must still obtain the permission of the Ministry of Labour before they change their approved employment. After consultation with the National Joint Advisory Council to the Ministry of Labour and National Service it has now been agreed that these ex-prisoners of war shall become eligible to apply for release from this restriction on employment when they have completed four years' work as civilians, or on 1st January, 1952, whichever date is earlier.