Immigration Rules: Au Pairs - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:58 pm on 8th November 2021.

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Photo of Lord Lilley Lord Lilley Conservative 2:58 pm, 8th November 2021

My Lords, I welcome the fact that we are moving away from the deplorable British habit of paying British workers too little and not training them enough, and instead relying on cheap labour from abroad. I understand the reasons my noble friend gives for wanting an exception in the case of au pairs, but I counsel the House that it will open us to ridicule if the only exception we are prepared to make is to help us deal with the servant problem.