§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether any attention has been paid to the reports on the outbreak of cholera at Lucknow; what is the present condition of the filter beds attached to the wells; whether it has been substantiated that these wells were contaminated with the cholera microbe; and what are the reasons given for the high mortality, 97 in 144.
§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
The reports on the outbreak of cholera at Lucknow in 1894, have, no doubt, been fully considered by the military authorities in India, but I have not received a copy of the Report. The cantonment is now supplied with pure water by the Lucknow Municipality. The opinion of the Committee was that the sand in the filter beds attached to the wells was contaminated with the microbe of cholera. No special reasons were assigned for the high mortality, which, however, was not higher than the average.