§ MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that Frederick Pearse, of 63, High Street, Andover, has been prosecuted 63 times for the non-vaccination of his children, and has paid upwards of £42 in fines and costs, and that, notwithstanding the unanimous recommendations of the Royal Commission on Vaccination against repeated penalties, the said Frederick Pearse was committed to Her Majesty's prison on the 10th instant in default of payment of a further fine; and whether he will consider this ease, with a view to the release of the prisoner?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
My attention has been called to the case of this man. I can see nothing in the facts stated to justify me in advising any interference.