§ Mr. LUPTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if officers commanding native regiments in India have any authority to compel the officers and men under their control to undergo the operation of revaccination or of inoculation for plague; and, if not, will he cause a notice to be circulated to forbid such practices?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hobhouse replied in the absence of Mr. Buchanan)
Officers commanding native regiments in India have no authority to compel officers and men under their control to be revaccinated or inoculated against plague. Steps have already been taken to prevent any misapprehension on the point.