§ 34. Mr. Longden
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conclusions the Mountbatten Mission, which is discussing with Commonwealth governments means of regulating the flow of immigrants into this country, has come as to the feasibility and desirability of making health checks in the country of origin.
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Miss Alice Bacon)
The report of the Mountbatten Mission will not be published. As regards health checks in the immigrant's country of origin, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement by my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council on Monday and to the White Paper, Cmnd. 2739, published the same day.
§ Mr. Longden
I thank the hon. Lady for that reply. She will realise that this Question has been overtaken by events. It was put down originally because it seemed absurd, if a health check was necessary at all, that it should not be made before a man set out on his journey.
§ Miss Bacon
I understand that, and I appreciate what the hon. Gentleman has said. He will now know what the position is.