§ 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 839 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?
§ MR. ASQUITH
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.