§ SIR MICHAEL FOSTER (London University)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, with a view of preventing the danger arising from enteric fever or other waterborne diseases in war, he will consider the advisability of establishing on a permanent basis some such scheme as that which was under favourable consideration, in respect to the late War in South Africa, by which the soldier in the field was to be provided with approved or safe water or other liquids.
275 (Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Experiments will be made on the first opportunity with improved watercarts designed for bringing clarified water to places appointed for its sterilisation. Different methods of sterilising water by heat, filtration, or chemical means are under consideration. The scheme has not yet been sufficiently tested to justify its establishment on a permanent basis.