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Employment Of Overseas Nationals: Request To See Passport

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 4 December 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What actions they are taking to end the practice of some employers in demanding to see the passports of prospective black employees.

None. It is not unreasonable for a prospective employer to ask to see the passport of any individual irrespective of colour, if he has reason to suppose that he may be an overseas national subject to conditions affecting his availability for employment. This remains true whatever the political colour of the Government.