I sought an interview with the relevant official, whom I saw in Croydon. Clearly, this was one of many subjects in his keeping; he knew little about it. Asked why the government wanted this discrimination, all he could offer was: 'Well, boys are more easily corrupted, aren't they?'
The American student who accompanied me thought this a highly sophisticated argument]
I suggest the subject be looked at afresh. The au pair rules are strict and it is unlikely that males will break the UK's immigration laws more readily than girls. To persist makes us a laughing stock and is also against any possible laws on equality of employment.
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