HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 cc17-8W
63 and 64. Mr. Gurden

asked the Minister of Health (1) if he will now institute compulsory health checks on immigrants, in view of the recommedations received by him from local authorities and the medical profession;

(2) if he is aware that a Pakistani immigrant, details of whom have been sent to him, was admitted on or about 23rd April suffering from severe and advanced tuberculosis; and what action he has taken in this case.

Mr. K. Robinson

I would ask the hon. Member to await the promised statement and White Paper on immigration. The individual to whom the hon. Member refers had been resident in the United Kingdom before he returned temporarily to Pakistan; he was, therefore, entitled to readmission to this country as a returning resident, and was not required to undergo a medical examination at the port of entry.