§ MR. FULLER (Wiltshire, Westbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the total number of deaths from enteric fever amongst the men of the Wiltshire Regiment at St. Helena; what hospital and medical staff there is available on the spot to deal with the disease; and 1109 what steps are being taken to prevent any further spread of the epidemic.
§ MR. BRODRICK
The total number of deaths from enteric fever among the men of the Wiltshire Regiment is nine. The Royal Army Medical corps staff now in St. Helena consists of—1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 major, 1 quartermaster, 7 civil surgeons, 5 nursing sisters, 1 sergeant, 4 corporals, 3 lance-corporals, 22 privates, 27 regimental orderlies attached, 21 prisoners of war orderlies. There are 427 beds available. This staff will be augmented from Capetown today. The epidemic is steadily subsiding, and the health of the troops is greatly improved.