Immigrant Irish Labourers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Minister of Health whether he will ascertain from Wiltshire and other local authorities affected, what extra charges they have incurred in the medical and sanitary treatment of Irish labourers imported into their areas for work on Government contracts, with a view to the deduction of these charges from the contractors' fees?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

My information is that such medical and sanitary services as may be necessary are being provided on the Wiltshire site by the contractors themselves, and not by the local authority. I will, however, make further inquiries on this point.