§ 38. Mr. Petherick
asked the Minister of Health whether men and women coming from Eire to England, Scotland or Wales to work are medically examined at the ports on arrival.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Miss Horsbrugh)
No, Sir, except that such examinations have been temporarily carried out on one or two occasions when a special risk of the possible importation of major infectious disease has appeared.
§ Mr. Petherick
Is my hon. Friend aware that a number of persons are coming in from Ireland in a bad state of health, and it is believed that they are spreading complaints in certain districts? Is he also aware that a number of women are coming in——