HC Deb 27 July 1908 vol 193 cc819-20
MR. LEHMANN (Leicestershire, Market Harborough)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that Mr. W. R. Hitchcock, the vaccination officer for Wandsworth, did not serve Form Q on Mr. Cooper, 16, Belfour Street, Nine Elms Lane, before his child was four months old, and that this omission on the part of the vaccination officer contributed to Mr. Cooper's neglect to make a declaration of conscientious objection to vaccination under the Act of 1907, Mr. Cooper not being aware of the four months limit until three days after the child attained that age; and whether, seeing that this Form Q was expressly inserted in the last Vaccination Order on purpose to make known to parents more clearly the provisions of the Law, he will ascertain whether there has been similar neglect on Mr. Hitchcock's part in any other cases.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I have not received any complaint with regard to this matter, but I will make inquiries on the subject.