§ MR. P. A. TAYLOR
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he has received a representation from two persons in Andover, Mr. F. Pearce, photographer, and Mr. Harvey, tailor, stating that they had each been punished twenty times for non-compliance with the provisions of the Vaccination Acts; whether such repeated prosecutions are in harmony with the instructions sent to boards of guardians; and, whether he will not intervene to stop further proceedings in their case?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH,
in reply, said, he had received a communication from Mr. Pearce, of Andover, on the subject of the penalties inflicted upon him for non-compliance with the provisions of the Vaccination Acts. Cases of the kind were of frequent occurrence, and he intended to lay upon the Table a copy of a letter which he had caused to be addressed to several Boards of Guardians. In that letter the opinion of the Local Government Board was stated as to the law of the case, and also as to the discretion vested in the Guardians.