HC Deb 07 July 1887 vol 317 c72
COLONEL GUNTER (Yorkshire, W. R., Barkston Ash)

asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is true, as reported in the papers, that two men of the 11th Hussars died from sunstroke, received whilst on vedette duty at the Curragh Camp on Friday last; and, if there was any absolute necessity for their being thus exposed to the sun; and, if not, if he will give directions that men shall not be unnecessarily sent on duty during this very hot weather?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Only one case of sunstroke is reported to have taken place at the Curragh. A man of the 11th Hussars received, a sunstroke on Friday last while on vedette duty at the rifle range, and died the next day. District orders on the subject of hot weather have been issued, with a view of preventing the recurrence of such a fatality.