§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the regulations that affect the employment of students studying in the United Kingdom without a work permit; and if he will list any legislation concerning the work limitations and rates of pay.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The Immigration Rules, which have been laid before the House and published, set out the provisions for the admission of people subject to immigration control as students and the imposition of conditions about taking employment.
I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment 457W that approval to the employment of a student will not be given unless the employment will not interfere with the student's studies, local labour is not available and the wages and conditions are not less favourable than those prevailing in the area for similar work.
EEC nationals enjoy rights under the Treaty of Rome to look for and take work at any time.