HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 c1661
12. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state the personnel of the Committee recently appointed by the Army headquarters at Simla to investigate the steps to be taken to combat disease among British troops in India?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

I have been asked to reply. With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the information available regarding this Committee.

Following is the statement:

A Committee was assembled in Simla in October last to consider whether any modification in policy in combating venereal disease among British troops was desirable in the light of experience during recent years. The Committee was composed of officers commanding the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, chaplain to Metropolitan, consulting dermatologist, Army headquarters; deputy director, personal services, Army headquarters; and deputy assistant adjutant-general, Army headquarters. The report of the Committee is now under the consideration of the Commander-in-Chief.