HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 cc161-2W
Mr. Wyn Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what changes he proposes to make in the arrangements for the issue of employment vouchers.

Mr. Chichester-Clark:

Following the Home Secretary's announcement of the Government's decision to increase the number of special vouchers available for United Kingdom Passport Holders, the number of employment vouchers to be issued each year will be reduced by 450 to 2,250. Special allocation for Malta will be reduced by 100 to 500 a year and that for the Dependent Territories by 100 to 300 a year of which no one territory will be permitted to take more than 200. There will be no change in the arrangements for the issue of Category A vouchers but the number available in Category B will be reduced by 250 to 750 a year. The new arrangements will come into force immediately.