§ 93. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Labour if he has any further information to give the House in respect of the lifting of existing labour restriction affecting ex-prisoners of war now working here; and whether he is satisfied in respect of reasonable hours and working conditions of foreign girls employed domestically and otherwise in this country.
§ Mr. Robens
Former prisoners of war who have been in this country for at least four years since they became civilians may apply for release from the present restrictions on their employment, and from 1st January, 1952, all former prisoners of war will be eligible to apply. In reply to the second part of the Question, in those cases where the employment of an alien requires my permission, that permission is not given unless I am satisfied that the proposed wages and other conditions of service are not less favourable than those commonly accorded to British workers for similar jobs in the district.