§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, on 24th February, 1886, a fine, amounting with costs to 22s. 6d., was imposed by the Leicester County Magistrates on Mr. Robert King, of Mere Road, Evington, for refusal to have a child vaccinated; whether, on 3rd May, 1886, the child in question died, the fine in the meantime not having been enforced; whether on 28th February this year, Mr. King was visited by a police sergeant, who told him that unless the above fine was paid by 2nd March his goods would be distrained; and, whether he will take steps to prevent the enforcement of fines on account of dead children?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I have no information as to the particular case referred to; but as it would appear that the fine was imposed for non-compliance with the law, the Board have no jurisdiction in the matter.