HC Deb 17 April 1913 vol 51 cc2099-100

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the recent public announcement of an outbreak of sleeping sickness in Southern Rhodesia and a denial on behalf of the British South Africa Company; and, the prevalence of that disease south of the Zambesi being now acknowledged, whether any steps have been taken to warn intending emigrants to that territory?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

I would refer to my reply to questions regarding sleeping sickness in Southern Rhodesia on Monday. There is no reason to suppose that the disease is generally prevalent south of the Zambesi.


Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the last part of the question as to the warning to emigrants?


I do not exactly know how the warning could be conveyed, and as the disease is only prevalent south of the Zambesi I am not so sure of the necessity for it.