Prior to 1914, England was notoriously the easiest country in the world for an alien to find work. Since the War, however, England in common with other European countries has issued stringent regulations, which are rigidly enforced, for the restriction of the number of foreigners entering the country for the purposes of work. Students, entering the country for the purpose of technical study of English commercial customs ; foreign correspondents and others whose work cannot well be done by Englishmen; and aliens who are superlative in their own line—as, great musicians, music-hall artists, &c.— may be granted permits by the Minister of Labour. Permits are also granted under a reciprocal agreement of sending an Englishman abroad to work for every alien admitted here, and also when it can be guaranteed that the employment will not throw an Englishman idle or restrict the employment by that particular firm of British employees. Every case is most rigorously enquired into, and if the application is refused there is no appeal.