HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c397W
Mr. Speller

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what comparable access to employment in the United Kingdom(a) citizens of Eire and (b) citizens of Commonwealth countries enjoy; and if such access enjoyed is reciprocal for United Kingdom citizens seeking employment in Eire.

Mr. Lee

European Community law provides for free reciprocal access to employment between the United Kingdom and Eire. Commonwealth citizens require a work permit or other permission to work in the United Kingdom, unless they have the right of abode or are settled in the United Kingdom.

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