HC Deb 02 March 1893 vol 9 cc838-9
MR. WILLOX (Liverpool, Everton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that the Bill to abolish cumulative fines for non-vaccination, if passed, will operate to reduce the annual earnings of public vaccinators who, under the Compulsory Vaccination Acts 1867 and 1871, are in most cases paid by a fee for each child successfully vaccinated by a public vaccinator or a private medical practitioner, he will recommend that such officers should in future be paid, in lieu of fees, a fixed salary equal in amount to their average emoluments from fees and other sources?


It is by no means clear that the effect of the Bill will be to reduce the earnings of the public vaccinators. In the event of such a reduction taking place the Local Government Board will no doubt consider whether any and what measures should be taken, either by fixing a salary or raising the fee, to make provision for the case. But I cannot give any pledge on the subject.

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