HC Deb 24 March 1893 vol 10 cc1041-2

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will lay upon the Table of the House the Reports which have been made by special medical officers deputed to make inquiries concerning the recent small-pox outbreaks at Leicester and Batley, with special reference to the influence of vaccination?


Dr. Sidney Coupland has made inquiry, on behalf of the Royal Commission on Vaccination, into the circumstances connected with the outbreak of small-pox in the Dews-bury Registration District which includes Batley. The Board understand that there has been a similar inquiry on behalf of the Commission with regard to Leicester. There has been no inquiry by officers of the Local Government Board in these cases, as it is not the practice of the Board to intervene by inquiry or otherwise, in cases into which the Royal Commission have proposed to inquire. It is assumed that the Reports on the outbreaks referred to will be printed in the Report of the Royal Commission.