HC Deb 17 July 1907 vol 178 c691

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the increase in cases entering hospitals suffering from trachoma; and what steps are being taken to prevent the spread of this contagious disease.


Trachoma comes within my jurisdiction only so far as the operation of the Aliens Act is concerned, It is a disease on account of which alien passengers who are subject to the provisions of that Act may be excluded from this country; and since that Act came into force numerous cases have been excluded.