HC Deb 01 July 1913 vol 54 cc1654-5
50. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can give the House any further information regarding the epidemic of influenza in St. Kilda and what is being done to cope with it; and whether he san say when some kind of permanent communication between the island and the mainland is likely to be established?


The Medical Officer of the Local Government Board for Scotland, who went to St. Kilda, reports that the epidemic of influenza there is practically over, and that before he left the island he satisfied himself that all the patients were convalescent. As regards the last part of the question, I have no information beyond what I have already given to my hon. Friend, and for further information I would refer him to my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General.