HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c401W
Mr. Sloan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can give an assurance that the leper found amongst the prisoners taken from the "Altmark" has been properly segregated; and that no expense will be spared to secure proper treatment?

Captain McEwen

I am informed that this patient was taken at once to hospital and properly isolated. The opinion of the experts who carried out a clinical examination and the standard tests is that he is suffering not from leprosy but from dermatitis. He is receiving all necessary treatment in hospital.