HC Deb 06 December 1968 vol 774 c600W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer which regulations in his Department restrict employment to persons of particular birth, citizenship, descent or residence in the Bank of England and the Public Works Loans Board.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

None; but the Public Works Loans Board only recruit as permanent members of their staff people who would be eligible under the nationality rules governing permanent recruitment to the Home Civil Service. The rules do not impede the recruitment of British citizens born in other countries who are legally resident here. The Bank of England only recruit people who are of British birth and parentage. This does not impede the recruitment of British born children of naturalised British subjects or citizens of any Commonwealth country. Candidates of Irish birth and parentage are also eligible.

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