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Expelled British Nationals, Egypt

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd July 1957.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Hon. Peter Remnant Lieut-Colonel Hon. Peter Remnant , Wokingham 12:00 am, 3rd July 1957

asked the Minister of Labour what further progress has been made in placing in employment British nationals who have been obliged to leave Egypt.

Photo of Mr Robert Carr Mr Robert Carr , Mitcham

Two thousand one hundred and sixty-nine British subjects from Egypt have registered for employment. Of these 914 have been found work by my Department. In addition a number have found their own employment and some have emigrated. At 21st June, there were 422 men and women still awaiting placing.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Hon. Peter Remnant Lieut-Colonel Hon. Peter Remnant , Wokingham

Is my hon. Friend aware that many of these people, particularly ex-employees of Suez contractors, are at an age at which it is extremely difficult to place them, and will he continue his efforts to find them employment?

Photo of Mr Robert Carr Mr Robert Carr , Mitcham

We shall certainly do that. We are doing our very best in the matter.