HL Deb 07 July 1884 vol 290 cc95-6

said, he observed, in the newspapers, that a British ship had been sighted with cholera cases on board; and he, therefore, desired to know, Whether the powers which existed under the recent statute had been fully taken advantage of; also, whether the authorities had been instructed to put them in force?


, in reply, said, that the Local Government Board had reason to believe that the paragraph which appeared in The Times of that morning was substantially correct, to the effect that the British ship Carthagena, from Marseilles for Cardiff, had passed off Lisbon, and signalled that she had two cases of cholera on board. The Local Government Board at once sent a telegram to the Local Authorities at Cardiff that morning, stating that the ship might be expected, and requesting them to give effect to the Local Government Order of the 12th of July, 1883, which he had explained to their Lordships the other day, and to inform the Board by telegraph immediately on the ship arriving there. But no reply had yet been received; and, as far as he could ascertain, she was not expected to arrive at Cardiff till that (Monday) night, or early on Tuesday.