HC Deb 27 November 1893 vol 18 cc1808-9

On behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for the Middleton Division of South-East Lancashire, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that one J. S. Fry, the father of a child Joseph Samuel Fry, then residing in the King's Norton Union, was summoned by the vaccination officer of the Birmingham Union to appear before the Court of Summary Jurisdiction in Birmingham on 22nd September, 1893, and there fined; whether the issue of a summons in a jurisdiction where the defendant does not reside is legal under the Vaccination Acts; and whether he will advise the refunding of the fine and costs so levied?


It appears that the defendant resides at Harborne, which is in the King's Norton Union, part of which Union is in the City of Birmingham. It follows that under Section 33 of the Vaccination Act, 1867, the Birmingham Stipendiary had jurisdiction in this case. No objection was taken by the defendant to the Magistrate's jurisdiction.