§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Lord Advocate, in view of the fact that the Report of the South-Western District Committee for Ross and Cromarty, dated 26th July last, shows that there were cases of typhoid fever and other infectious diseases in the district (luring the year which necessitated the closing of three public schools for periods varying from three weeks to two months, can he now state the cause of the outbreak, and what steps have been taken to prevent a recurrence of fever.
(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The medical officer is unable to state the cause of the outbreak. He assures the Local Government Board that the affected houses have been cleansed and disinfected as carefully as possible.