§ MR. LUPTON
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, seeing that his predecessor's general order of the 18th October, 1898, and amended regulations for carrying out the Vaccination Acts, have been decided by the Courts of law to impose the duty of prosecuting defaulters on vaccination officers, independently of, or even in defiance of, the orders of boards of guardians, he proposes to replace those officials under the orders of the guardians, and to revoke the instructions to prosecute defaulters without reference to such guardians.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
I am advised that I am not empowered to alter the Order in such a way as to give the guardians the control over the vaccination officer which I understand my hon. friend to desire.