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 Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

Foreign workers recruited under official schemes for which I am responsible are already required to undergo a general medical examination, and an X-Ray examination to detect tuberculosis, before they are accepted and brought to this country. In proportion to the numbers recruited, the cases of serious sickness have not been numerous, but as these workers are mostly displaced persons the privations which they have undergone may have resulted in some cases in breakdown in health after their arrival.