HC Deb 29 July 1909 vol 8 cc1346-7

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether his attention has been called to a paper read by Captain James, at the Bombay Medical Congress last October, in which it was stated that the attempts made at Mian Mir to extirpate malaria-bearing mosquitos had failed, and that malaria was on the increase, and to replies by Surgeon-General Hamilton, Colonel Barrow, and others; and whether, in view of the importance both to the white and native population of India of these experiments to extirpate malaria, the Government would see its way to undertake an impartial but authoritative inquiry into the Mian Mir experiment?

The UNDER-SECRETARY for INDIA (The Master of Elibank)

The proceedings of the Medical Congress held in Bombay in February last have not reached the Secretary of State, but he has seen a notice in the Bombay newspapers1 of a paper read by Captain James, recounting the results of an investigation into the health of the population of the Mian Mir cantonment. The Government of India will be consulted on the suggestion made by the hon. Member.