HC Deb 11 November 1908 vol 196 cc266-7
SIR J. BRUNNER (Cheshire, Northwich)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any instructions, and, if so, instructions of what character, have been addressed to the Governors of Colonies following upon Reports made by them relating to the prevention of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, in pursuance of requests addressed to them by the Secretary of State in June, 1906.


The periodical Reports received from the Governors in answer to the Secretary of State's circular despatch of June, 1906, are referred to the Advisory Committee for the Tropical Diseases Research Fund, and so far that Committee have not advised the issue of further instructions. A great deal of work in the desired direction is being done in the Colonies and while it is thought well not to overload the governors and their medical advisers with repeated instructions, the matter shall continue to have the most careful attention of the Secretary of State.