§ 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 case of the following men: namely, Mark Smith, Adam Bindger, Wilson Porter, Thomas Sandells, Arthur Savage, Turmed Cooke, and William Menlin, who have been convicted and sent to Worcester Gaol as criminals for objecting to have their children vaccinated; and whether, seeing such conviction is contrary to the unanimous recommendations of the Royal Commission on Vaccination, he will give effect to those recommendations by ordering their release?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
My attention has not been called to these cases, otherwise than by the hon. Member's question. I should not feel justified in relieving these persons from the consequences of their disobedience to the law on the ground suggested in the Question.