HC Deb 16 March 1896 vol 38 cc1022-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the statement in the Army Medical Report, just issued, that outbreaks of enteric fever during the year at the barracks at Caterham and Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, are attributable to pollution of the drinking water, he will consider the advisability of having the water in use at the various barracks analysed at fixed intervals?


There are strict regulations for the analysis of water supplied to barracks whenever there is any reason to suppose it may be injurious to health. The water supplied to Park-hurst Barracks in the early part of 1894 was cut off in October of that year and good water laid on; and at Caterham the same measures were adopted.