§ SIR CHARLES CAMERON (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate how many persons were sent to prison in Scotland for refusing to have children vaccinated during the first six months of 1898 and 1899 respectively; whether any alteration has been made in the instructions of the Scottish Local Government Board as to vaccination prosecutions; and whether any steps, and, if so, what steps, have been taken for the gratuitous distribution in Scotland as in England of glycerinated calf lymph.
§ * MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
I am informed by the Prison Commissioners for Scotland that there were eleven such cases in the first six months of 1898 and seven in the same period in 1899. I have ascertained from the Local Government Board that they have made no alteration in their instructions. Arrangements have been made, with the sanction of the Treasury, whereby parochial vaccinators shall obtain gratuitous supplies of sterilised calf lymph, as in England.