HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 cc155-6W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the criteria determining privileged nationalities for the purpose of admission of au pairs; and what plans he has to review these criteria. [3966]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Past criteria for inclusion in the au pair scheme reflected restriction to unmarried young people mainly from western European countries and the exclusion of countries which proved a significant source of immigration abuse. We have no plans at present to review the scheme.