§ 49. Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many European Economic Community nationals are in possession of work permits in the United Kingdom at the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. David Howell
Statistics showing the number of work permit holders here at any one time are not available.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, as a means of assisting Great Britain's entry into the European Economic Community, he will take whatever action may be necessary to increase the existing British public holidays to the level of the country in the Six which has the highest number of public holidays; and by how many extra days holiday the British workers would benefit from this action.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
I have nothing to add to the Answer I gave to the hon. Member on 21st October, 1971.—[Vol. 823, c.171.]