§ MR. MCKENNA (Monmouth, N.)
On behalf of the honourable Member for East Northamptonshire, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Homo Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that at Oundle Police Court, on Tuesday 14th instant, a defendant named Wolfe was fined 10s. for an offence under the Vaccination Acts, and in default of payment sent to prison for seven days with hard labour; and whether he will forthwith direct that this prisoner be treated as a first-class misdemeanant as provided in the Vaccination Act, 1898?
§ MR. COLLINGS
The honourable Member for East Northamptonshire wrote me a letter, and as he is laid up with illness I was going to reply to him by letter. Instructions have been given that such offenders shall in future be treated as first-class misdemeanants. In this case the governor of the prison was telegraphically communicated with on the subject.