HL Deb 24 June 1884 vol 289 cc1204-5

said, he wished to ask Her Majesty's Government a Question of which he had given private Notice—namely, Whether any information had been received respecting the alleged outbreak of cholera at Toulon?


My Lords, up to 3.25 P.M. to-day the Foreign Office had received no reply to a telegram which they sent, asking for information about the outbreak of cholera at Toulon. I might remind my noble Friend opposite (Earl De La Warr), in regard to this Question, that the regulations which were issued by the Local Government Board last year, with respect to ships arriving from ports where cholera is prevalent, or suspected of having cholera cases on board, are still in force. In July last, a circular letter was also issued to the local sanitary authorities with respect to the precautions to be taken against the infection of cholera. All reasonable precautions are still in force.