§ MR. J. RAMSAY MACDONALD
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the condition imposed by training colleges that, before admission, students must bring certificates of successful revaccination on coming into residence; and whether, in view of the general law, he will represent to the college authorities the desirability of recognising the conscientious objections that students may have to vaccination.
§ MR. BIRRELL
My attention has not, until now, been drawn to the point; but I will see that the attention of training college authorities is drawn to the fact that the Board of Education will not 882 withhold recognition from unvaccinated persons (otherwise qualified) as teachers, where the person has a conscientious objection to vaccination and the local authority concur in such recognition. The college authorities shall be put in the same position towards their students in this regard as the local authority is put towards their teachers, as I have explained.