§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to-ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state when it was decided to create a bacteriological institute in Mauritius; can he state the actual date on which the director was appointed; and whether the director is now resident in Mauritius, or is he in Europe.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. CHURCHILL, Manchester, N.W.)
The establishment of such an institute was first approved in 1904, and the agreement with Dr. Lafont, who has been appointed director, was signed on 28th September last. He is at present in Europe.