HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 cc1011-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is assured that the classification of colour blindness by the Departmental Committee of the Board of Trade is satisfactory, or if he proposes to take any steps to modify the same?


As at present advised, I do not propose to take any steps to modify the method of classification of colour blind persons adopted by the Departmental Committee, which is only one of several methods used by the appeal examiners. I would point out that the Committee recognised in their Report that this method had had only a short trial, and that they were convinced that the final decision as to whether in a given case colour deficiency is so great as to involve incompetency ought to remain with the appeal examiners.