HC Deb 12 July 1900 vol 85 cc1307-8
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been † See page 945 of this volume. called to a report from Dr. Conan Doyle on the Langman Hospital, South African Field Force, Bloemfontein, in which he states that there had been no death from enteric up to 5th June from among the inoculated; whether the War Office has yet any official statistics on the results of inoculation; and whether any further efforts are being made to increase the number inoculated in men now going out to South Africa and China.


As I have already explained to the House, the statistics at present available are not sufficient to enable me to give a reply to the first and second paragraphs of the question. Inoculation is offered to all men embarking from home for a country, such as South Africa or China, where enteric is prevalent; but such inoculation is purely voluntary.