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Domestic Servants

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of permits that have been issued during the previous 12 months, under Article 1 (3) (6) of the Aliens Order, 1920, in respect to women and girls to enable them to take up domestic work in this country; and can she give the original nationality of these persons?

The number of permits issued in respect of alien women to enable them to enter and to take up domestic work in this country during the year 1929 was 4,151. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table giving the detail of this total.

Does my right hon. Friend think that it is necessary to bring in 4,000 people under the conditions which exist in this country?

Following is the table:

Permits issued in respect of alien females (women and girls) to enable them to enter and take up domestic work in this country during the year 1929.

From:

America (U.S.A.)1
Austria142
Belgium58
Brazil1
Czechoslovakia62
Denmark636
Holland52
Estonia5
Finland26
France371
Germany491
Greece9
Hungary14
Iceland2
Italy115
Jugo-Slavia7
Latvia5
Luxemburg4
Norway109
Persia1
Poland15
Portugal1
Rumania7
Russia10
Spain13
Sweden142
Switzerland1,852
4,151