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Employees (Remuneration)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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consent for such employment is required in the case of enemy, neutral or stateless aliens, and that consent has been given in 155 cases. The Departments concerned, with the number of enemy aliens and stateless persons employed, are shown below. In some of these cases employment has been terminated. Aliens are only employed exceptionally in this way if they possess special qualifications and if there are no suitably qualified British subjects readily available for employment in the post concerned.

ment is prepared, at an early date, to implement the policy of equal pay as between men and women, the rate for the job, or if they propose to await the findings of the Royal Commission set up by its predecessors.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave to the Member for Reading (Mr. Mikardo) on 16th October. [OFFICIAL REPORT, Vol. 414, c. 945.]