HC Deb 14 April 1896 vol 39 c893
MR. R. ASCROFT (Oldham)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if any means are being taken by the Postal authorities at Gloucester to disinfect the letters and papers deposited in the pillar-boxes which are situated in the infected areas; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made as to the same, and give such instructions as he may be advised are necessary to prevent the spreading of the small-pox epidemic to other parts of the Kingdom?


Instructions have been given for the use of disinfectants at the Gloucester Post Office, with the view of reducing, as far as practicable, the risks of infection during the prevailing epidemic.

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