SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)
I beg to ask the Secretary 1087 of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the gravity of the outbreak of plague in Cape Colony and the number of persons who are now travelling backwards and forwards between the Cape and this country, he will ask the authorities at Cape Town to furnish weekly Returns of the number of cases and deaths among whites, negroes, Indians, and Malays; of the localities in which the disease is prevalent; and of the number of cases and deaths among the military forces in South Africa.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
I have asked the Governor to invite the Cape Ministers to send a weekly Return in the form desired by the hon. Member.