§ MR. BROOKFIELD(for Sir GEORGE BADEN-POWELL) (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he has received a Memorandum from Dr. K. Grossman, of Liverpool, on the subject of colour blindness in seamen; whether that Memorandum advocates the extension to seamen of the Mercantile Marine of the compulsory examination for colour blindness at present in force in regard to officers; and, whether he will consider the expediency of affording facilities to seamen and railway servants to obtain certificates that they are not colour blind?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
, in reply, said, he had received such a Memorandum as that referred to in the Question; but he might inform his hon. Friend that arrangements were already in existence by which any person presenting himself at the Mercantile Marine Office could be examined for colour blindness on payment of 1s., and re-examined as often as they desired. With regard to their servants, some of the Railway Companies were taking steps, he believed, to secure such examination for their servants.