§ MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the decision of the magistrates at the Chesterfield Borough Police Court on Thursday, 22nd June last, whereby three men were each fined 5s. for neglecting to have their children vaccinated, besides having to pay 7s. costs and 20s. for the vaccination officer, amounting in all to the sum of £1 12s. each; whether this is in accordance with an instruction from the Local Government Board; and whether the course adopted by the magistrates is a legal one.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
29 The total amount of fines and costs which the defendants were ordered to pay was in one case 32s., in another 24s. 6d., and in the third 22s. 6d. The Local Government Board did not, and could not, give any instructions in such a matter to the magistrates. I see nothing illegal in the manner these cases were dealt with.