HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 cc881-2W
Mr. Mayhew

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, why he has refused a work permit to Mr. J. A. de Souza to teach English language at the Technical High School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells, when the appointment was advertised in the educational Press on eight occasions between February and June 1975, Mr. de Souza being the only applicant and holding the necessary qualifications.

Mr. Harold Walker

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th December 1975; Vol. 902, c. 736], gave the following information:

We have not been satisfied that the employer has made adequate efforts to find a suitable employee from among the resident labour force. However, Mr. de Souza has been given permission exceptionally to teach at the school until 31st December 1975.