Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign Workers (Medical Examination)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr George Oliver Mr George Oliver , Ilkeston 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the low medical grade of many of the foreign workers admitted into this country and the resulting high rate of sickness among these workers; and whether, in view of the present difficulties in staffing and finding accommodation in our hospitals and sanatoria, he will seek authority to have all foreign labour adequately medically examined in the country of origin before allowing their entry into this country.