HC Deb 01 February 1897 vol 45 c923
MR. L. R. HOLLAND (Tower Hamlets, Bow and Bromley)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact that vaccination officers are paid only by fees upon successful cases of vaccination, and that therefore their incomes have been largely reduced in a great number of districts by the non-enforcement of the Vaccination Acts by boards of guardians while their actual work is in no degree diminished thereby, the Local Government Board will sanction boards of guardians paying the vaccination officers by fees based upon birth returns as well as upon successful cases of vaccination?


Experience hasamply shown the importance of payment of vaccination officers by results as a principle of general application, but I will consider whether any modification in the existing rule can be made under which the payment to the vaccination officers shall not wholly depend on fees in respect of the certificates of successful vaccination registered.