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Alien's Visit

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will extend the permission, due to expire on 31st. July, to Mr. J. H. J. Jacques to remain in employment in this country, in view of the fact that his employers require his services on building work in West London; and whether Mr. Jacques will be allowed to remain in the United Kingdom until he has the residence qualification necessary for naturalisation.

No. This man was admitted to this country on his representation that he was coming for a visit of a month to a friend: and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service advises me that employment considerations do not warrant his being allowed to stay here in a job which is suitable for other foreigners whom the Minister is seeking to place in employment.