HC Deb 19 July 1909 vol 8 cc7-8

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, on the night of 13th July, F. J. Wilson, after having been admitted to the City of London casual ward in Shoe Lane, was expelled because he refused to be vaccinated; whether such conduct is the rule at this ward; and whether the Local Government Board proposes to take any action on the matter?


I have made inquiry, and I am informed that a man named James Wilson was admitted to the casual wards on the 13th instant, was vaccinated without any complaint being made by him, and was discharged from the casual wards after the usual regulation period. I understand that it has been the custom at these wards for some years for persons admitted to the casual wards to see the medical officer on admission, and that, unless they object, he vaccinates them if necessary. The acting master states that he has never known a casual pauper to be ordered out or ejected for refusing to be vaccinated.