HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 c1011W

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether the, present medical staff of the Board of Trade is so inadequate that its duties are almost wholly confined to the inspection of emigrants travelling on emigrant-carrying ships; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in the matter?


The medical officers of the Board of Trade are appointed to perform certain specific duties under the Merchant Shipping Acts, including the inspection of emigrants. I have no reason to think that the staff is inadequate to perform those particular duties.