§ MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S.E., Middleton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to repeated prosecutions recently at Ashford against persons objecting to vaccination, especially to the case of Mr. B. Smith, proceeded against by four summonses in respect of four children, and condemned in costs to £1 14s. 8d., and now served with four summonses and four warrants of distress to appear on Tuesday the 18th instant; whether the Justices were informed that Smith was very ill; and whether he will think fit to advise the remission of the costs of the whole or all but one of the summonses?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I must ask my hon. Friend to postpone this question until I receive a full Report on the case from the Justices' Clerk, with whom I am in communication.