§ MR. BRIGG (York, W.R., Keighley)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, as a large number of boards of guardians have been elected on their pledge not to put the compulsory clauses of the Act into operatin, will he extend the time before the new Act comes into force to at least three years, so that there may be an opportunity for electing boards of guardians who will undertake the duties imposed upon them by this Act and the regulations which have been indicated as to come into force at the same time?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
The honourable Member has not specified in his Question what Act he refers to, but I presume he means the Vaccination Act.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD
I can only say that the suggestion of the honourable Member is not one I can accept.