HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 cc505-6
MR. LUPTON (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)

To ask the Chief-Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if there has been a continually increasing number of deaths from cancer in Ireland since calf lymph was used for vaccination.

been gazetted for compulsory acquirement under the Evicted Tenants Act

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) As I have already stated, nothing, so far as the Local Government Board is aware, has been advanced to show that there is any connection between calf lymph vaccination and cancer. Calf lymph has only been in general use in Ireland since 1900, and the cancer death rate had been increasing for many years previously.