HC Deb 01 December 1937 vol 329 c2080
84. Sir Arnold Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the statement made at page 92 of the report on the Health of the Army for 1935 that 30 per cent. of all typhoid cases among troops in India occur within six months of inoculation and that nearly every year the highest percentage of cases occur within 12 months of inoculation, he will consider the possibility of inoculating any men who may be sent to India 12 months before they are likely to embark?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Sir Victor Warrender)

My right hon. Friend is advised that inoculation 12 months prior to embarkation would not confer additional protection. The majority of cases of typhoid occur during the first 12 months of service in India among persons who do not obtain immunity by inoculation.