HC Deb 25 April 1887 vol 313 c1794
MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is a fact that a constable of the Nottinghamshire Police, and two constables of the Metropolitan Police, were sent to M. Pasteur for treatment last year; whether any of them were sent at the public expense; whether, considering the number of deaths that have attended M. Pasteur's treatment, he will use his influence to prevent any more public servants being subjected to it, or public money being spent upon it, until the Buisson Vapour Bath system, which can be obtained in England, has been thoroughly investigated; and, whether, as a Committee has been appointed to investigate M. Pasteur's system, he will appoint another committee to investigate the Buisson Vapour Bath system of preventing hydrophobia?


A constable of the Nottinghamshire Police was sent to M. Pasteur for treatment at the cost of the county rate, and several constables of the Metropolitan Police were also sent to him, in three cases at the public expense, the charges amounting to £22 11s. The report of the Committee appointed to inquire into M. Pasteur's treatment has not yet been received; but it is not proposed to use any influence to prevent public servants being subjected to his treatment. There is no intention at present to ask the Committee to extend their inquiry to the Buisson Vapour Bath system, or to appoint another Committee to inquire into that system.