HC Deb 01 April 1892 vol 3 cc482-3
MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can give the House any information respecting a reported outbreak of yellow fever on board the transport Atlas, conveying troops from St. Lucia to Halifax; and whether he can inform the House what has been the percentage of sickness amongst the troops at St. Lucia since a portion of the garrison of Barbados has been transferred to the island?


Two cases of yellow fever occurred during the voyage of the Atlas to Halifax; and since arrival one case has been sent to the hospital. The percentage of sick to strength among the white troops at St. Lucia has been fairly constant since the increase of the garrison, and it has averaged 9.9 per cent.