§ Mr. G. Campbell
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange for an independent review to be 134W undertaken of the sight tests applied in connection with the issue of the Board's certificates of competency to seafarers, special consideration being given to the possible acceptance of artificially corrected vision.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
Yes. I have decided to establish a special committee to review the Board's sight tests at present in force for persons serving or intending to serve in the Merchant Navy or in fishing vessels, and the way in which these tests are applied and to advise whether any and, if so, what alterations are desirable. I shall make a further announcement on the composition of the committee as soon as possible.