HC Deb 18 June 1891 vol 354 cc777-8
MR. H. GLADSTONE (Leeds, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he would endeavour to ascertain whether the case of Emily Maud Child, who died at Leeds on 1st July, 1889, according to the Coroner's Jury, "from syphilis acquired at or from vaccination," had been the subject of further medical investigation by the Royal Vaccination Commission; and whether such investigation had confirmed the view that the disease from which the child died was due to inheritance, or that it was due to vaccination?


The case of Emily Maud Child, of Leeds, has been the subject of further investigation by a medical man appointed by the Royal Commission on Vaccination, and I am informed that he reported that after careful examination there was no evidence of syphilis in either of the parents and no evidence of inherited or acquired syphilis in either of their two elder children, and that the accounts he obtained of the deceased child Emily Maud did not suggest to him that it was the subject of inherited syphilis. I may add that the case is still under investigation by the Commission.

MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

Will the Report of the Local Government Board be published?


It has not been published, but it has been furnished to the Commission. I am informed that the persons who made the Report will be examined.