§ 104. Lieut.-Colonel Price-White
asked the Minister of Transport if there are regular periods for compulsory inoculation and vaccination of Merchant Navy personnel against tropical and other foreign diseases as in the case of the R.N., or if he will cause that system to be set up at an early date.
§ Mr. Barnes:
No, Sir; vaccination and inoculation are not compulsory in the Merchant Navy, nor, I am informed, in the Royal Navy. Arrangements are however made for merchant seamen to be informed of the danger of contracting smallpox and other diseases at foreign ports and for their vaccination and inoculation if they are willing.