§ SIR MICHAEL FOSTER (London University)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the experiments on sterilisation of water for troops in the field, referred to in his answer of 31st July, 1902,† have led to any scheme of sterilisation being put to the test at manœuvres or otherwise; and, if so, with what results.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Experimental tests have been made with various forms of heat sterilising apparatus and sterilising filters, and on the results of these further tests are being made in Somaliland, and will be made at the forthcoming manœuvres. The sterilisation of water in standing camps can be arranged, but in the case of moving† See (4) Debates, cxii., 275.396 bodies of troops great difficulty is being experienced in obtaining really satisfactory results.