§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that when application is made to the clerk to the sanitary authority of Liverpool for permission to search the list of smallpox patients, which he is required to keep under the Vaccination Act, 1898, the applicants are sent to the various smallpox hospitals for the purpose of inspecting the registers there; and will he say whether arrangements can be made for the register to be kept in the clerk's office.
THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GRANT LAWSON,) Yorkshire, N.R., Thirsk
I understand that the Hospitals Committee of the Town Council have imposed the obligation of making the entries in the smallpox register on the physician of the hospital, and that the register is available at the office of the hospital for any person who desires to inspect it. I am informed by the Town Clerk that arrangements could be made for having it at some other office, but that if this was done it would not be possible to keep the register so well up-to-date or so accurately as at present.† See (4) Debates, cxix., 1464.