§ Mr. Maude
asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement about the issue of priority vouchers under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962.
§ Mr. Godber
Yes. Stricter rules are being applied for the issue of Category A vouchers to ensure as far as possible that the job offered is genuinely available and that the Commonwealth citizen in question is coming to this country for that job. The issue of Category B vouchers is being limited to persons with the following skills or qualifications: doctors, dentists and trained nurses; teachers who are eligible for the status of qualified teacher in this country; university graduates other than the above and holders of certain other professional qualifications who can show that they have been employed for at least two years in work which in this country would be appropriate to their degree or other qualifications; female shorthand typists and building trade craftsmen.