HC Deb 08 November 1966 vol 735 c241W
26. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs in how many Commonwealth countries the arrangements outlined in Command Paper No. 2739 have been made for intending immigrants to the United Kingdom to undergo medical tests before they leave; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Hart

During the past twelve months discussions have been in progress with our Missions overseas and local Commonwealth authorities about arrangements for the medical examination of Commonwealth immigrants before they leave their countries of origin. Plans are now in an advanced stage for the compulsory medical examination of all voucher holders and these new arrangements will come into operation next year.