HC Deb 12 July 1944 vol 401 cc1731-2
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——

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Member seems to be giving a lot of information and not asking for it.