European Volunteer Workers

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1951.

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Photo of Mr Peter Freeman Mr Peter Freeman , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent) 12:00 am, 24th July 1951

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will publish a table showing the number of foreign workers, men and women, shown separately, who have been admitted from each country in each year since the inception of the schemes for the immigration of European volunteer workers; how many have returned; how many have proved unsuitable; and whether he has any information as to the number who stay with the employer by whom they were engaged for the full year agreed.

Mr. Lee:

I am having the available information extracted and will write to my hon. Friend.

Photo of Mr Peter Freeman Mr Peter Freeman , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

What proportion of them fulfilled their obligations by staying for a year in their employment? Is my hon. Friend satisfied with the results?

Mr. Lee:

In the main, yes.