HC Deb 01 August 1905 vol 150 c1157

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the 1st Battalion of the 5th Fusiliers has been quartered at Mauritius for an unusually long period, he will say whether there has been considerable sickness amongst all ranks; and whether a date has yet been fixed for a change of station.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) This battalion arrived at Mauritius on the 15th April, 1903, from South Africa, and is under orders to proceed to India in January next. The average daily sickness for the last six months has amounted to five percent, of the strength, and the report of the general state of health of the battalion is good.