HC Deb 30 March 1896 vol 39 cc385-6

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether he can state when the Report of the Commission on Vaccination will be laid upon the Table of the House; and whether, considering the serious outbreak of the disease that has recently occurred at Gloucester, the Commission will be directed to include the circumstances and causes of this epidemic within the scope of their researches?


I have communicated with the Commission, and I have been informed that it is impossible to name a day when the Commission's Report will be laid on the Table. The Commissioners have been for a long time engaged on its preparation, and they hope it will not be long before it is presented. We have already sent Dr. Sidney Copeland to Gloucester to in-quire into and report upon the epidemic.