HC Deb 31 August 1914 vol 66 cc385-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the condemnation of the Board of Trade sight tests at the annual meeting of the British Medical Association, recently held at Aberdeen, on account of the number of normal-sighted persons rejected, and that the great majority favoured, in preference, the official test lantern of the Navy; and whether he will adopt this lantern for the Board of Trade tests and definitely discard other tests?


I do not propose to discard the lantern at present used in examining candidates for certificates of competency in the mercantile marine.