HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 c413
MR. HOWARD (Middlesex, Tottenham)

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the attention of the Board of Education has been called to the case of Georgina Moore, of Tottenham, who, though she has fulfilled all the conditions necessary to become a pupil teacher, has not been allowed to be articled because she has not been vaccinated, and whether an exception can be made in her case, there being evidence to show that vaccination would be dangerous, and also having regard to the fact that since the form of medical certificate in these cases was adopted the law as to compulsory vaccination has been modified.


I have already stated† in reference to this very case that the Board of Education, in the interest of the children in the schools, consider it their duty to require teachers to be protected against smallpox.