§ Sir WALTER FOSTER
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state the number of certificates of successful primary vaccination received by the vaccination officers during the year 1899, as compared with 1898, and the number of such certificates received for the first six months of this year as compared with the similar period of the years 1898 and 1899.
§ MR. CHAPLIN
The number of certificates of successful primary vaccina- 936 tion received by vaccination officers during 1899 was 669,349, as compared with 500,314 during 1898, being an increase of 169,035, or 33.8 per cent. I have not received Returns as to the number of such certificates during the first six months of the present year.