HC Deb 14 December 1906 vol 167 c828
MR. J. H. DUNCAN (Yorkshire, W.R., Otley)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has in contemplation legislation in regard to compulsory vaccination which will prevent parents who have gone to the trouble and expense of making application to the magistrates for exemption for their children, on the ground of conscientious objection, being subsequently summoned and fined for adhering to their opposition.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to this. I am giving consideration to the question whether some alteration should be made in the law as to the procedure to be followed by conscientious objectors to enable them to obtain exemption from penalties under the Vaccination Acts.