HC Deb 17 April 1905 vol 145 c303

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the refusal of the local authorities in Longford to allow any cases of fever which may occur amongst the troops quartered in Longford to be treated in the fever hospital which is under the control of the Poor Law guardians; and will he say what steps he proposes to take to cope with an out-"break of fever amongst the military stationed at Longford.


My attention has been drawn to the situation at Longford and the whole question is receiving careful consideration. Should a case of fever arise arrangements would have to be made for its segregation in barracks. I am glad to be able to add that very few cases of infectious disease occur at Longford, and none at all have occurred since a case of scarlet fever in 1903. The advisability of retaining troops in localities where ordinary facilities are withheld by the local authorities is necessarily engaging the attention of the Army Council.