§ MR. HUNTER (Aberdeen, N.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, What is the highest amount of fine that can be legally imposed on a parent or guardian in British India for a refusal or neglect to cause his child to be vaccinated;and, what is the longest term of imprisonment that can be legally inflicted in a case of breach of the Vaccination Laws in British India?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
In British India vaccination is compulsory in certain selected areas only. No penalty is imposed for simple refusal or neglect to vaccinate a child. For mere disobedience to a magistrate's order to vaccinate the maximum penalty is 50 rupees. Contumacious and persistent disobedience may in certain eases entail a fine of 1,000 rupees and six mouths' imprisonment.