HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 cc407-8
SIR C. HILL (Shrewsbury)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he will lay papers and maps showing the results, up to the present time, of the investigations which have been made under the auspices or with the assistance of His Majesty's Government into the sleeping sickness in the Uganda Protectorate; and whether he will state what administrative steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.


A series of Reports by the Sleeping Sickness Commission, working under the direction of the Royal Society and subsidised by the Government, has been issued, partly by the Royal Society and partly by the Stationery Office. If copies are not available in the Library of the House I shall be happy to take steps for having them placed there. No administrative measures of any importance have yet been taken to check the spread of the disease because no practical solution has yet presented itself. The subject is receiving the most earnest attention.


asked if a sum of from £3,000 to £4,000 was not included in the estimates of 1904–5 for the purpose, among other things, of cutting down trees with a view to improving the condition of affairs. Was that still being expended, and could not the balance be devoted to improving sanitation.


asked for notice of the Question.