HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 cc260-1
17. Brigadier-General BROOKE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the poisoning of 40 soldiers of the York and Lancaster Regiment at Cologne, of whom two have died; to what food the poison- ing was traced; whether this food was supplied by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute or by a private contractor; whether any special instructions are issued to Army cooks on the handling of tinned foods, and, if not, whether he will consider the issuing of such instructions to units in future for display in prominent places in all cook houses; and whether he will lay the result of the court of inquiry at Cologne before the House?

Captain KING

I am at present awaiting a report on this matter which has been called for; I will communicate further with the hon. and gallant Member as soon as possible. I understand that no soldiers died as a result of the poisoning, and that they were all well again the following day, with the exception of one man, who has now recovered.