HC Deb 05 May 1903 vol 121 cc1370-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if a petition has been received from Suva protesting against the establishment of a bubonic plague hospital in the centre of the town; and, if so, will he explain why no reply has been returned.


A letter was received in October, 1900, from the Warden of Suva, protesting, on behalf of the town and vicinity, against the establishment within the precincts of the town of an isolation camp in anticipation of an outbreak of plague for cases which could not be removed to the quarantine station. No case of plague ever occurred, and after some correspondence with the Governor (in the course of which it appeared that the matter had been amicably settled with the Town Board), a reply was returned in a despatch dated 1st February, 1901.

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