HC Deb 12 June 1893 vol 13 cc782-3
SIR W. HOULDSWORTH (Manchester, N.W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether he has been informed that the water supplied to the troops in the City of Agra is drawn from wells which are more or less contaminated, while at the same time there is a plentiful supply of pure water to be obtained from waterworks, but which has never been laid on to the cantonments; and, if so, can he inform the House why this has not been done, and if he is aware that deaths are constantly occurring at Agra from en- teric fever brought on by drinking impure water?


The necessary work for the extension to cantonments of the water supply from the Agra Municipality has been in progress since last year, but there is no information hero as to when it will be completed. The garrison in the Fort of Agra have been supplied with water from the municipal works since the beginning of 1892. The Secretary of State has no information as to any unusual number of deaths from enteric fever at Agra.