Ceylon (Malaria).

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations. – in the House of Commons am ar 5 Mehefin 1935.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Captain Sir Peter Macdonald Captain Sir Peter Macdonald , Isle of Wight

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the fact that the total number of deaths from malaria in Ceylon amounted to 82,637 for the six months November to April; and whether he can state what special steps have been taken by the Government of Ceylon to deal with this emergency?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I have not yet received reports from the Governor of Ceylon covering the period referred to in the question. As regards the special steps taken by the Government of Ceylon, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the full reply which I gave on the 27th of March to a question by the hon. Baronet, the Member for South-East St. Pancras (Sir A. Beit). Since that reply was given the special officer whom I then mentioned, Colonel Gill, has arrived in Ceylon and is engaged in carrying out his investigations.