HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 c815W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, as, Canadian medical officers have been detailed for duty in this country for the purpose of examining and certifying intending emigrants, emigrants so approved are secured against rejection after embarkation; and whether his Department is furnished with statistics of the number of persons accepted or rejected by these officers?


Intending settlers in Canada who are examined and passed by Canadian medical officers are not required to undergo further examination, and are not liable to rejection on medical grounds on arrival at the port of entry unless essential information has been withheld, or unless some disease has developed in the interval. The new arrangements only came into operation on the 14th February, and no information is as yet available as to the numbers of applicants accepted or rejected by these officers.