HC Deb 16 February 1899 vol 66 cc1082-3
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether vaccination is required of all Civil Servants, including those young persons and others who are temporarily employed in the Post Office and other departments?


All candidates for admission to the permanent Civil Service and all established workmen in the Civil departments must show that they have been satisfactorily vaccinated, otherwise revaccination is required. Customs' boatmen must have been vaccinated within seven years. In the case of persons temporarily employed each department is at liberty to fix its own requirements. In the Post Office service evidence of both primary and secondary vaccination is required before employment, whether permanent or temporary, and revaccination must have taken place within the preceding seven years. The only exceptions are:—(1) Soldier candidates, in whose case vaccination is presumed; (2) sub-postmasters, and (3) persons casually employed for short periods.

MR. JAMES LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)

Are conscientious objections entertained?


No, I think not.