HC Deb 04 June 1872 vol 211 c1193

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Why all sailing vessels, yachts included, are subjected to quarantine on entering any French Ports unless provided with a clean Bill of health, while steamers are permitted to land their passengers without any restriction?


Sir, the French Government enforced again last year a regulation of some years' standing requiring all vessels entering a French port to be provided with a clean bill of health. But in consequence of representations respecting the inconvenience thereby occasioned to the regular mail and passenger steamers, it was relaxed in their favour, but not in the case of other sailing craft.