HC Deb 11 February 1971 vol 811 cc228-9W
50. Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will, in view of the shortage of catering staff, relax the qualifications of service required from those applying for work permits in Great Britain.

Mr. Dudley Smith

No. The qualifications of age and experience now required of skilled and semi-skilled workers were determined after consultation with both sides of the industry and are kept under review.