§ 52. Mr. ALDEN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether spotted fever has broken out in some parts of Essex; whether, under the circumstances, he will give special orders that the billeting carried out in all such districts should be done as carefully as possible and due precaution taken against overcrowding; and whether the local sanitary authorities are in all cases consulted before soldiers are billeted in large numbers?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I regret to say that spotted fever has broken out in some parts of Essex. Special orders have been issued with regard to billeting, and due precautions are being taken against overcrowding. The local sanitary authorities are consulted in all cases.