DR. RUTHERFORD (Middlesex, Brentford)
To ask the Secretary of State for 1123 the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that Mr. Reginald Hayles, of Hanwell, applied twice to the magistrates at the Brentford police court, on 2nd and 16th March, for an exemption under the Vaccination Act, 1898, and was refused; and what steps he proposes taking to give the conscientious objector a fair hearing.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I have received two letters from Mr. Hales calling my attention to the case. The amendment of the law is under consideration by my right hon. friend the President of the Local Government Board.