§ Mr. DOUGLAS HALL
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty a question of which I have given him private notice, namely, whether he has any information to give to the House with regard to the alleged outbreak of infectious disease at Osborne College; what steps have been taken to safeguard the health of the cadets there, and what period of quarantine will be imposed before the cadets are allowed to return home for the Christmas holidays?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
There has been a recent outbreak of scarlet fever at Osborne, seven cases in all, the first occurring on 1st November and the last on 10th December. The disease was introduced into the college by a cadet. The ordinary steps have been taken to safeguard the health of the cadets. These include isolation, a frequent examination of contacts, and so on. It will probably not be necessary to impose any period of quarantine on the healthy cadets. Those 1307 who have had scarlet fever will be dealt with according to the course the disease runs.