HC Deb 25 November 1909 vol 13 cc352-3

asked the right hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that a healthy young woman named Rose Sandall, residing with her mother at 28, New Queen-street, Bedminster, Bristol, was constrained by her employers, Messrs. Mavdon and Sons, of Bristol, to be vaccinated in February last; is he aware that the vaccination was not successful in the medical sense of the word, but resulted in the formation of proud flesh at the place of insertion, sores in the foot, and general illness and emaciation, disabling her from working; if he is aware that she has died and that a post-mortem examination has revealed symptoms of cancer; and, since it is known that in some cases vaccination produces cancer, whether he will take steps to insure full inquiry by persons in no way responsible for the production of the vaccine used in this case into the nature and origin of this vaccine?


My attention has not been called to the circumstances referred to in the question. I am, however, now causing inquiry to be made into the matter.


In view of the frequent recurrence of death and injury from vaccination, will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to appoint an impartial Committee to inquire into the nature of the stuff which is going out from his Department?