HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 cc49-50W
73. Mr. C. R. Hobson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he takes in granting residence permits to aliens to enable them to manage businesses in this country, to ensure that they observe approved trade union practices, in particular the fair wage resolution in the operation of their business.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Before permitting a foreigner to set up in business in this country or to join an existing business here, the Secretary of State requires to be satisfied that there is no objection to the person concerned and that the business in question is not detrimental to the national economy. On the latter point the Home Office is advised by the Board of Trade or other appropriate Department. In matters of industrial practice, businesses managed by foreigners are subject, like all other businesses, to the operation of the general law.