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Wednesday, 12 May 1915

Mr THOMAS - Has the Minister of External . Affairs seen the report of a speech delivered by Sir Edgar Horsley, one of the leading physicians in England, in which he states that 60,000 people were killed in England last year through the effects of drink, and that this number is more than were killed on the battlefields of Europe during the last eight months?

Mr Watt - But that total is out of over 40,000,000.

Mr THOMAS - Sixty thousand people were killed in England through drink last year, and I may say-

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