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Foreign National

Volume 465: debated on Friday 20 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour on what grounds he refused Mr. Josef Salbach, of 48, Kew Bridge Court, permission to work in this country, in view of the fact that Mr. Salbach had previously found a potential employer who was willing to give him agricultural work.

The employment of a foreigner not domiciled in this country, to fill a permanent job in agriculture, is not normally approved unless the foreigner has some special skill or qualifications and the vacancy cannot be tilled from amongst British subjects, Poles or European Volunteer Workers. In this case, when the vacancy was notified to my local office, we were able to fill it by a disabled local applicant, a British subject.