§ * MR. REES: (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that Sir Patrick Manson and Dr. Daniell have satisfactorily established the fact that a cure for sleeping sickness has been discovered by a medical practitioner in Ceylon; and, if so, whether he will supply the authorities in the British Central Africa and other Protectorates with the necessary information, in view of the apprehensions entertained in such quarters regarding the spread of this disease.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
I have communicated with Sir Patrick Manson, who informs me, I am sorry to say, that there is no truth in the statement to which my hon. friend refers.