§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the number of instances since the passing of The Vaccination Act, 1898, in which the justices or magistrates have declined to 140 grant a certificate under the Conscience Clause of that Act, on the ground that the applicant had failed to satisfy them within the meaning of the Act; and will he state the number of certificates of exemption granted under the Conscience Clause of the Act.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S)
I have no information as to the number of cases of the kind referred to in the first part of the Question. The number of certificates of conscientious objection actually received by Vaccination Officers down to the 30th June last was 331,438.