HC Deb 20 March 1902 vol 105 cc545-6
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, having regard to the varying practice of magistrates as to permitting, or declining to permit, the mother of a legitimate child, when the father is living, to apply for, on behalf of the father, and receive a certificate of exemption on account of conscientious objection under the Vaccination Act, 1898, he will issue a circular to clerks of Petty Sessional Courts on this point.


The question appears to turn upon the admissibility of particular evidence in particular cases; and this is not a subject upon which I can issue a circular as suggested.