§ MR. LUPTON
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that parents who were refused exemption from vaccination under the Vaccination Act, 1898, are now being fined for the non-vaccination of their children; whether he is aware that in some cases parents who have obtained exemption in respect of children born after the commencement of the Vaccination Act of 1907 may be liable to be prosecuted in respect of unexempted children born before that date; and whether he will consider the desirability of ending this state of affairs by introducing legislation with a view to exempting parents from all legal proceedings in respect of children born before the date of the commencement of the Vaccination Act of 1907. (Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I am aware that cases of the kind mentioned sometimes occur, but I am afraid I could not undertake to comply with the suggestion of my hon. friend.