HC Deb 17 April 1913 vol 51 c2149W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state how many members of the Committee on sight-tests for the mercantile marine have done any work on colour blindness, excluding those who are responsible for the old tests; and whether, in view of the fact that the Report has been so severely condemned in scientific and medical circles, he proposes to obtain the opinion of a committee of independent experts on the Report?


I am unable to give the information asked for in the first part of the question, but I am satisfied that the Committee was thoroughly representative and competent for the inquiry with which it was entrusted. There is, so far as I am aware, no foundation for the suggestion that the Report has been condemned by the best scientific or medical opinion, and I see no reason for any further inquiry.

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