§ MR. LEVY (Leicestershire, Loughborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that a Justice of the Peace at the petty sessions held at Bakewell, Derbyshire, on the 21st of February, informed an applicant for a certificate of exemption under the Vaccination Act that such people as the applicant ought to be set on an island by themselves and die of smallpox; and if steps can be taken to prevent such treatment of persons making legal applications.
§ * THE SECRETARY of STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I had not previously heard of the alleged remark; and I am not prepared to investigate the case, or to take any other steps in the matter.
§ * MR. RITCHIE
I do not intend to make inquiry into any silly opinions expressed by Magistrates or any one else.