HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 c2583W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board of Trade Regulations as to the supply of medical comforts, including brandy, are enforced in the case of American vessels sailing from English ports; and whether he is aware of any cases in which American vessels have been allowed to sail without carrying the prescribed medical comforts to be used on the voyage in the event of sickness?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

The Regulations as to the supply of medical stores are enforced in the ordinary way in the case of all foreign ships to which they apply,i.e., foreign ships carrying more than 50 steerage passengers to ports out of Europe, and not within the Mediterranean Sea. No exception is provided by law, and none is made in practice.

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