HC Deb 30 April 1928 vol 216 c1331
10. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a commission, appointed by the Lisbon Government, is investigating the causes of sleeping sickness in Mozambique, with special reference to the tsetse fly; and can he state whether our own medical service in East Africa is collaborating with the Portuguese scientists in this matter?


My attention has not been drawn to the appointment of this commission, but I will ask my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to make inquiry in the matter. A number of such missions, including several in our own territories, are engaged in the investigation of sleeping sickness problems in Africa, and endeavours are made, through the medium of a Sub-Committee of the Committee of Civil Research, which deals with this question in its larger aspects, to ensure that effective collaboration is maintained among workers engaged in the study of sleeping sickness.


When is a further report likely to be made?


I cannot say off-hand.