HC Deb 26 November 1953 vol 521 cc67-8W
71. Mr. Marlowe

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Mrs. Brayne, of Hove, may expect a reply to her letter, which has not yet been acknowledged though written more than four weeks ago, relating to an application for a permit for a French subject to reside in this country for the purpose of learning English.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

It was necessary to refer this case to the Ministry of Labour for local inquiry, as it was not clear whether the conditions on which the French girl in question was to live in the Brayne household were such as to require a Ministry of Labour employment permit. I am sorry that it has not been possible to send an earlier reply to Mrs. Brayne, but I hope to be able to send a final answer to my hon. Friend about the case in the course of a few days.