HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 c1246
MR. JAMES STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he is now prepared to inform the House as to what steps Her Majesty's Government have taken for securing the repeal of the Indian Contagious Diseases Act (Act XIV. of 1868), and of the similar Regulations in force under the Cantonment Acts?


A despatch on Indian contagious diseases was, as I stated to the House last Session, sent by the Secretary of State to the Government of India last year. On January 7 a telegram was received from that Government to say that the question was under consideration by them in communication with the Local Governments, whose opinions might shortly be expected, and that in all probability a despatch would be sent home in that month. The despatch has not yet been received, but is expected.