HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c415
70. Mr. VIANT

asked the Undersecretary of State for India what is the latest information in his possession in regard to the prevalence of small-pox in India?

Major Sir GEORGE HENNESSY (Treasurer of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. There is an epidemic of small-pox in Bombay City, where there were 233 cases and 130 deaths between 1st January and 16th February. There are no later official figures, but according to a Press report the total number of deaths from 1st January to 18th March was 368. In the whole of British India between 1st January and 16th February there were 19,529 cases and 4,821 deaths, the case and mortality rates being approximately the same as for 1928.