§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary for War whether his attention has been called to a letter of Mr. Clarke, late of the Medical Staff Corps, in the Daily News, of 25th July, as to the military stations in Bermuda, stating,Last year we had a very bad epidemic of enteric (typhoid) fever, there being 139 cases and 22 deaths amongst the young soldiers of the Leicestershire Regiment, I sincerely hope the Guards will be more fortunate;and what is the present information as to the sanitary condition of these stations?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
It is true that there was an epidemic of fever in Bermuda from October, 1888, to February, 1889. Since 1048 then the health of the troops has been very good, the annual ratios of admissions to hospital and of deaths comparing very favourably with those of other stations. But I regret to say that a telegram has been received this morning stating that six men have been admitted into hospital suffering from enteric fever. The sanitary condition of the barracks is stated to be satisfactory, and every precaution will be taken as to the health of the troops.