Aliens' Employment Act 1955

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1955 c. 18


Aliens' Employment Act, 1955

(4 & 5 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 18

An Act to provide for the employment of aliens and British protected persons in civil service under the Crown.

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Provision for civil employment of aliens.

1 Provision for civil employment of aliens.

(1) Notwithstanding anything in section three of the Act of Settlement, or in section six of the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1919 , an alien may be employed in any civil capacity under the Crown—

(a ) if he is appointed in any country or territory outside the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and employed in any such country or territory in service of a class or description which appears to the responsible Minister to be appropriate for the employment of aliens; or

(b ) if a certificate in respect of his employment, issued by the responsible Minister with the consent of the Treasury, is for the time being in force under this section;

and so much of the said section three as imposes disability for employment in any such capacity shall cease to have effect in relation to British protected persons.

(2) A certificate may be issued under this section either in respect of the employment of a specified alien in specified service, or in respect of the employment of aliens generally in specified service or in service of any specified class or description; but no such certificate shall be issued unless it appears to the responsible Minister, at the time of the issue of the certificate,—

(a ) in the case of a certificate in respect of the employment of a specified alien in specified service, either that no suitably qualified person being a British subject is available for employment in that service or that the alien possesses exceptional qualifications or experience fitting him for such employment;

(b ) in the case of any other certificate, that suitably qualified persons being British subjects are not readily available, or available in sufficient numbers, for employment in the service, or class or description of service, specified in the certificate.

(3) A certificate under this section shall cease to have effect, unless previously revoked, at the expiration of a period of five years from the date on which it...

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