HC Deb 16 November 1964 vol 702 cc5-6W
46. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Minister of Health (1) if he is aware of the special health problems arising out of Commonwealth immigration; and if he will take steps to obtain and coordinate factual information on these health problems;

(2) in view of the special health problems of Commonwealth immigrants, if he will circulate advice to local authorities on the special needs of these immigrants for health education.

48. Dame Edith Pitt

asked the Minister of Health what advice is given to immigrants from tropical and subtropical countries as to the hazards of tuberculosis in the climatic and other conditions of this country; and what steps are being taken to encourage them to undergo periodic examination.

Mr. Robinson

Most of the problems, including those on health education, are best dealt with locally and this is being done. I am consulting the medical profession and the local authority associations about new arrangements that would inform authorities of the arrival of immigrants in their areas and would draw special attention to the measures needed to avoid the spread of tuberculosis.