§ SIR W. J. COLLINS (St. Pancras, W.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether Dr. Haffkine now holds any appointment under the Indian Government; whether the use of Dr. Haffkine's prophylactic against plague is now encouraged by the Government; and whether any further information has been obtained in regard to nineteen fatal cases of tetanus at Mulkowal consequent upon the use of Dr. Haffkine's prophylactic.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) Dr. Haffkine is in the permanent service of the Government of India, and is at present on leave in this country. He holds no appointment in India, but the Government of India have offered him employment in that country on research work, at a salary equal to that of which he was in receipt when he left India. Inoculation with Dr. Haffkine's prophylactic continues to be one of the precautions which are recommended by Government to the general population against outbreaks of plague, and facilities are provided for persons who wish to be inoculated. Papers containing the results of the inquiry into the origin of the accidental deaths from tetanus poisoning in the Punjab, have recently been published by the Government of India. I have no objection to lay them if they are moved for.