HC Deb 05 May 1868 vol 191 c1784

said, he would now beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he is about to give instructions to the Constabulary in the case of deaths from smallpox, caused by inoculation, to endeavour to procure an inquest to be held, in order, if possible, to obtain a conviction for manslaughter, or for an offence against the Vaccination Act?


, in reply, said, instructions had been given to the Constabulary in cases where deaths occurred under the circumstances referred to by the hon. Member for Galway to cause an inquest to be held. Those instructions, however were confined to certain localities, with regard to which information had been received. But if it were desired that the instructions should be made general, he had no objecton whatever to that course.