§ SIR J. CLARKE JERVOISE
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has noticed the statement in The Times of May 11, headed "Sanitary Act of 1866," in which it appears that a pauper (Emanuel Cook) was confined in the pest-house of the Aylesbury Union Workhouse, under treatment for small pox, from whence he twice escaped, "setting the whole population of several villages in a terrible fright;" that he was taken before the Linsdale bench of magistrates, and, being a pauper, was fined in the mitigated penalty of 5s. and 12s. 6d. costs, and, in default, "while suffering from a dangerous infectious disorder," whether the alternative of imprisonment was ordered; and, whether he can state what spread of small pox in the district has ensued?
§ MR. GATHORNE HARDY
said, that on receiving notice of the Question, he had ordered inquiry to be made into the facts of the case, but he had not yet received any answer. As soon as he was in a position to do so, he should communicate the information he should receive to the House.