HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 c646
6. Mr. de Rothschild

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the epidemic of malarial fever in Upper Egypt has spread to any troops stationed there; and what prophylactic measures it has been possible to take to deal with this.

Sir J. Grigg

The measures taken by the Army against malaria have on the whole proved successful and the recent epidemics have been confined to the civil population. The Army is helping the Egyptian Government in a number of ways.

Mr. Graham White

Can the Minister say whether an investigation is to be made into the reasons for this severe and unusual epidemic, and the means of preventing it arising again?

Sir J. Grigg

I do not think that question falls to me. It is for the Egyptian Government to investigate those causes. If the hon. Member wants to know something of those causes, he should put a Question to the Foreign Secretary.