HC Deb 11 April 1963 vol 675 cc205-6W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, on receipt of information from his representatives abroad on the outbreak of typhoid or any other disease which threatens British tourists, he will in future immediately notify the Minister of Health and the Minister without Portfolio.

Mr. P. Smithers

The Ministry of Health is always informed immediately by telephone of any information which becomes available to the Foreign Office about an epidemic in a foreign country, and copies of all relevant communications are sent to the Ministry as soon as possible. My right hon. Friend the Minister without Portfolio is usually informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health when advice is necessary on publicity to be given to news concerning health matters.