Coloured Music Hall Artists.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1923.

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Photo of Mr James O'Grady Mr James O'Grady , Leeds South East

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asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the unprecedented unemployment among music-hall artists, he is aware that coloured people. have been engaged to come into this country to perform in a revue at a West End theatre of varieties; whether Article 1 (3) (b) of the Aliens Order, 1920, has been observed, which lays down that applicants for a permit must state that no labour in Great Britain will be displaced by the engagement of aliens; if so, will inquiry be made into the matter; and, if satisfied that wrong information has been given, will steps be taken to cancel the permits?