HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c285W
86. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Health if he will now take steps, similar to those taken in Canada and Australia, which would have the effect of compelling would-be emigrants to have a medical examination before they leave their native country for Great Britain; if he will institute a study of the Canadian and Australian experience in this regard; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

I am aware of Canadian and Australian practice. The arrangements for the medical examination of immigrants to this country are being kept under review in the light of current experience, and they will be further reviewed when the mission under Lord Mountbatten has completed its discussions with Commonwealth governments.