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Irish Workers

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour what is the approximate annual number of persons entering the United Kingdom from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, respectively, to obtain work.

In the year ending 31st March, 1949, approximately 8,000 persons were placed in employment in Great Britain through our Liaison Office in Dublin and 2,000 through the Ministry of Labour, Northern Ireland. I am not aware how many other persons from Ireland found employment in Great Britain in the same period.