§ MR. LEVY (Leicestershire, Loughborough)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been directed to the refusal of the justices of the Altrincham Petty Sessions on the 16th instant to grant a certificate of exemption under the Vaccination Act to an applicant who stated he had a conscientious objection to vaccination; and whether he can take any steps in the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I have no information as to the case referred to. Certificates of exemption are, by law, to be granted when the justices are satisfied that the applicant has a conscientious objection; and the Secretary of State has no authority to intervene in the matter.