HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc23-4W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of how many of the 29,565 men and 22,749 women who came into Great Britain in the month of September subject to control under Part I of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 will enter the labour market, thus making it more difficult to find jobs for the half million people unemployed as the result of Her Majesty's Government's policy; with what action he will protect British workers in this regard; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

During September, 483 Commonwealth citizens were admitted to the United Kingdom as voucher holders to take employment. Vouchers are issued only to those with certain scarce professional qualifications, or with specific jobs to come to.