HC Deb 26 February 1894 vol 21 c1039
DR. MACGREGOR (Inverness-shire)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board has yet decided upon the new Regulations for the efficient examination of the eyesight of seamen; and, if so, whether, in the proposed new system of examination, any provision has been made for determining that every successful candidate possesses satisfactory acuteness of vision for distant objects as well as proper colour sense; and whether the Board is now able to lay before Parliament the Correspondence which has taken place between the Board and the Railway Companies as regards testing the eyesight of railway servants?


Yes, Sir; the Board of Trade have decided upon the new Regulations for testing the eyesight of seamen. They will be issued shortly, and will contain provisions for testing form vision as well as colour vision. The correspondence to which the hon. Member refers is in print, and will be presented forthwith.