§ MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S. E., Middleton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether he has received an answer to enable him to say by what authority Dr. Haffkine has been permitted to inoculate soldiers at Agra with cholera virus as an experimental precaution against cholera; by what authority was he allowed to inoculate 250 school children in elementary schools, and were the children voluntary subjects of the experiment; and if he has not yet received the answer, will he require the authorities to send the information at an early date?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. G. RUSSELL,) North Beds.
The reply to the Secretary of State's Despatch asking for information on this subject has not yet been received. The Government of India has been asked by telegraph to expedite their Report.
§ MR. HOPWOOD
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether Surgeon Major King has been restored to the position from which he had been transferred for the use of lymph not now sanctioned by the Government; is the Government aware that the lymph in question is recommended in the Manual of Instruction on Vaccination, published by the Government in India, as formerly by the authorities here; and is the lymph in question variolous or small-pox in its origin, and how is it regarded by the medical advisors of the Indian Government?
§ MR. G. RUSSELL
The question is the repetition of one which was asked me by my hon. Friend on the 11th July, when I informed him that the Government of India would be asked to furnish a Report. The Despatch was sent on the 27th July, and the answer has not yet been received.