HC Deb 17 March 1871 vol 205 c172

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can give the House any assurance that proper precautions are being taken by the French Government to prevent the breaking out of any pestilence which might arise during the summer from neglect of the great battle fields of the late war?


I fear that I cannot give my hon. Friend the assurances he wishes; but I feel sure, in common with the rest of the House, that the parties most directly interested—namely, the French Government—will not prove unmindful of the laws and precautions affecting the health of the community.