11. Mr. RHYS DAVI ES
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recent deaths from anthrax at Chester and Hull; and, if so, whether it is possible to take greater precautions at the ports to prevent the spread of this disease?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Yes, Sir, but I am afraid that the information at present available in these two cases does not suggest any further precaution which could have been taken at the ports. In neither case has it been possible so far to establish the source of infection.
Nobody can be entirely satisfied with regulations, but, as I have said, we are making further inquiries, and, until I know the result of those inquiries, I cannot say any more.