HC Deb 18 April 1928 vol 216 cc162-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that it is common for cargo ships to go to sea without any medicines or drugs for the treatment of venereal disease; and if he proposes, by either voluntary or compulsory method, to see that each ship is supplied with such remedies?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Herbert Williams)

The hon. Member has been misinformed. All cargo ships trading to ports abroad are required to carry medicines, including those necessary for the treatment of venereal disease, and ships are inspected from time to time to see that this requirement is carried out.