§ MR. G. GREENWOOD (Peterborough)
To ask the Secretary of State for War, if, since the earthquake in Jamaica, yellow or other malignant fever has broken out at Port Royal; if there has been great mortality among the British troops there stationed; and, if so, will he cause them to be removed to healthier quarters.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane). There have been only two cases of malaria among the European troops and seven cases among the non-Europeans at Port Royal since the commencement of this year. None of these was fatal. There have been no cases of yellow fever or enteric. There are in this Department no statistics regarding the health of the civil population at Port Royal.