§ * SIR WEETMAN PEARSON (Colchester)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education will he explain why, notwithstanding recent legislation on the vaccination question, the Education Department has refused to sanction the apprenticeship of Emma Merry as pupil Oil probation at Stockwell Street Board School, Colchester, on the ground that she has not been properly vaccinated, she being over the age of 16.
§ * THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST, Cambridge University)
The girl was refused admission as a pupil teacher on the grounds stated. The Committee of Council are advised that the vaccination of teachers is desirable in the interest of the children who attend the elementary schools. They are not aware that recent legislation has affected the matter.