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Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 31 October 1950

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will make a return of the number of foreigners who have been admitted to this country since 1930, who have been, or are employed in various Government Departments and establishments, indicating, respectively, those who have been granted British nationality and the year in which such concession was granted; and, where such persons have changed their names, indicating the original name and country of origin.

This information is not available centrally. Moreover, it would be impossible now to collect it about any such people, alien or naturalised, who, having been employed as temporary civil servants, are no longer employed in the Civil Service. As regards any such aliens, and any such ex-aliens now naturalised, who are currently employed or who were one time employed on a permanent basis, the information could not be collected without an inordinate expenditure of time and labour.