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Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour what are the safeguards subject to which he decides whether or not to allow employers to employ Germans.

The safeguards are the same as those applied in the case of other foreign nationals. Permits are granted only if the employment is of a useful and necessary character, if no workers resident in this country are available and if the wages and other conditions of employment proposed are not less favourable than those commonly accorded to British workers.