HC Deb 30 July 1902 vol 112 c122

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether arrangements have yet been made to withdraw from the Military hospitals in India surgical instruments fitted with wooden handles, and to supersede them by instruments with metal handles and of modern type.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The whole question of the provision of aseptic instruments and appliances for Military hospitalsin India is now under the consideration of the Government of India. The steps to be taken in the matter will be reported by them as soon as possible.