HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc103-4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Mr. W. Pratt Thompson, an American citizen, has been allowed into Great Britain to take employment; how long he has been in Great Britain; how long he is to be allowed to remain; and whether similar treatment is meted out to citizens of Africa and Asia who wish to come to the United Kingdom on the same basis.

Dr. Summerskill

Mr. Pratt Thompson qualified and was accepted for settlement several years ago in the same way as individuals from many different parts of the world. A person accepted for settlement does not require permission to take employment.