§ MR. J. D. WHITE (Dumbartonshire)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state what was the aggregate amount of the fees paid in respect of certificates of conscientious objection obtained under Section 2 of the Vaccination Act, 1898, in the last, or any, financial year; and whether all, or what proportion of, such fees were treated as public money.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this Question. It would be impossible to say how much of the total amount of the fees taken by justices' clerks in any year was taken in respect of applications for certificates under the Vaccination Act, 1898. All the fees so received are public moneys 691 to be accounted for by the justices' clerk to the county and borough treasurer; and in London to the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District.