§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state the number of persons employed on relief works in India since the 1st January last; how many of these persons have died of plague; and how many have been inoculated with plague serum.
(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The number of persons employed on relief works in India at the end of each month of the present year was—January, 23,227; February, 26,414; March, 40,364; April, 46,793. The number of deaths from plague among the relief workers is not known, but as relief works are confined to the Raipur District in the Central Provinces, which district has so far been free from plague, it may be presumed that no deaths were due to that disease, and that protective inoculation was not offered to the relief workers.