HC Deb 01 July 1913 vol 54 c1681W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the evidence given in 1907 by Mr. W. H. Power, the Board's principal medical officer at that time, before the Royal Commission on Vivisection (Cd. 3462, question 4478), that since obtaining lymph from Cologne the Board's supplies have been renewed again and again, and always from the Continent, he will give a list, from the year 1898 to the present time, showing the date of each renewal, from whence obtained, and whether each such fresh strain was of cow-pox or small-pox origin?


In the year 1899 two supplies were obtained from Tours, two from Paris, one from Dresden, and one from Cologne; in 1900, three from Tours, and one from Cologne; in 1901, one from Dresden and one from Cologne; in 1902, one from Tours, one from Dresden, and two from Cologne; in each of the years 1903, 1904, and 1905, one supply was obtained from Cologne, and in 1907 two from Cologne. Since that year no further supplies have been obtained. I have no exact information as to the origin of the supplies.