§ MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S.E., Middleton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he intends to bring in again the Bill to carry out the Fifth Report of the Royal Commissioners on Vaccination in favour of abolishing repeated prosecutions for neglect to vaccinate, and recommending that the parents committed to prison should no longer be treated as criminals?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fife, E.
After the experience of last Session, I fear that it is impossible to hope that this Bill, although it merely gives effect to the unanimous recommendation of a Royal Commission, would be treated as non-contentious. If it is not so treated, it has no chance of passing into law, and it would be a waste of time to introduce it.