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Alien Workpeople

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of applications from employers received by him during the past 12 months for permission under Article 1 (3) (b) of the Aliens Order, 1920, to bring alien workpeople to this country for employment; how many permits were granted, and how many refused; and what were the main occupations of the alien workpeople concerned?

During the 12 months ended 1st December, 1922, applications by employers for permission under Article 1 (3) (b) of the Aliens' Order, 1920, to bring in foreign workpeople were received in respect of 3,545 persons, of whom 1,464 were domestic servants. The number of permits granted was—for domestic servants, 1,028, and for all other occupations, 1,423; and the number refused—for domestic servants, 436, and for all other occupations, 658.Further particulars are shown in the following table:Hackett after his removal from duty but not demobilised, has been left to support the children of her late husband, and who is refused a pension under Article 24 (2) of the Royal Warrant; and if he will make inquiries into the case?

I regret that as marriage took place after the soldier's removal from duty for a disability which led to his death, the widow is not eligible for an award of pension.