§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he could give any inforation concerning the progress of the plague in India, including the number of fatal cases during the past three months?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The mortality from plague during the last three months in British India and Native States has been as follows: In July, 8,987 deaths; August, 14,191; September, 28,618. There is very little plague in Northern India, only thirteen deaths from it being recorded in the Punjab during September; but a severe epidemic has broken out in the-Bombay Presidency, where 20,470 of the total number of deaths in September occurred. Madras and Mysore are also affected, though in a slighter degree.