§ Sir Alan Glyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken to ensure that employers will provide adequate conditions, food and sleeping accommodation when they apply for visas for immigrants to work in private houses in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Under exceptional arrangements outside the immigration rules, a domestic servant may be admitted to continue to work for an employer here, but only if the domestic servant has worked abroad for the employer for a substantial period. Before an entry clearance is granted, the employer must accept responsibility for the maintenance and accommodation of the domestic worker. While in the United Kingdom domestic workers are entitled to the normal protection of our law, as is made clear in a leaflet given to each domestic worker who is granted an entry clearance abroad or an extension of stay in the United Kingdom.