Malaria (Research)

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, as an economy effort, he will establish a malaria research and survey institute for the Central African Colonies, on the lines of the one in India, to be financed by the Colonial Research Fund, or one each for West and East Africa, respectively.

Photo of Mr Paul Emrys-Evans Mr Paul Emrys-Evans , Derbyshire Southern

Research on malaria is being actively carried out at present as far as circumstances permit. Much work on malaria control has been done and is being done both in East and in West Africa. The general organisation of medical research in the Colonial Empire which will include the most suitable means for investigating the problems of malaria and its control is at present under consideration by the Colonial Research Committee. I cannot at the moment make any further statement on the matter.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Does not my hon. Friend think this matter so pressing that it ought to be dealt with more speedily?