HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 cc711-2
MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what measures have been taken to prevent the spread of sleeping sickness from Uganda towards Nyassaland.


The question of the spread of sleeping sickness towards Nyassaland is being investigated by a party of scientific experts sent out by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine with the assistance of a grant from Government funds. When their Report has been received the Secretary of State will consider, in consultation with the Governor of the Protectorate, what measures, if any, are required. The whole matter is being closely watched.


May I ask whether the disease is abating in Uganda itself?


The disease is being controlled by administrative measures in Uganda. Although it is undoubtedly virulent, its spread can be prevented.