asked the Secretary of State for War whether on the arrival of H.M.T. "Czaritza" at Gibraltar on 1st February, 1920, two patients were disembarked and sent to hospital for treatment; and, if so, whether he can give their names and state the nature of the illness or illnesses from which they were suffering?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. According to the voyage report, one patient was suffering from influenza and bronchitis, and the other from influenza.
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in addition to Second-corporal James Munro Selbie, No. W.R. 288,177, Royal Ordnance Department, Royal Engineers, any other soldiers who were taken off H.M.T. "Czaritza" at Plymouth on 5th February, 1920, died in the Military Hospital, Devonport; and, if so, can he state the nature of the illness or illnesses from which they died, and their temperatures on the arrival of the "Czaritza" at Gibraltar on 1st February?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Three other soldiers died in the Military Hospital at Devonport after disembarkation from the "Czaritza" on the 5th February. The illness in all these cases was influenza and pneumonia. There is no record of their temperatures on the 1st February; two of them being admitted to the ship's hospital on the 2nd February and the other on the following day.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Home Secretary whether any of the Irish prisoners confined in Wormwood Scrubbs prison are on hunger-strike; what is their condition; and if they are to be released?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer which I gave to-day in reply to questions by the hon. Members for South Down, the Scotland Division for Liverpool (Mr. T. P.872W O'Connor), the Wrekin (Mr. Palmer), and the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy).