HC Deb 14 June 1968 vol 766 cc87-8W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Minister of Technology how many British emigré scientists and other trained people he has succeeded in persuading to return home in the last two years.

Mr. Benn

The evidence from the recruitment schemes my Department is supporting is that many more emigr6 scientists and technologists are now aware of employment prospects in this country and that British firms are becoming increasingly interested in recruiting them.

This is leading to much more direct contact between British firms and emigr6 candidates for employment. It is not, of course, possible to provide a precise figure of those who have returned to employment in this country, as a result of work done by my Department.