HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c38W
103. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Labour what steps are taken to ensure that foreigners who are given permission to come to this country to work are in sufficiently good health to carry out such work.

Mr. Isaacs

Foreign workers coming here under official recruitment schemes for which I am responsible are medically examined before acceptance under the schemes. Where they are recruited privately by employers for work in this country for which permits are granted, it is for the latter to satisfy themselves that they are capable of performing the work required. In addition, all foreigners are liable to be medically examined on arrival as part of the immigration formalities.