HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 cc612-3

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware that the Lambeth vaccination officer did not serve Form Q on Mr. Silvey, 47, Frazier-street, Oakley-street, Lambeth, reminding him of the date on which the four months from the birth of his child expired, during which period he could have declared his conscientious objection to vaccination; and whether, in view of this fact, he will notify the officer not to prosecute Mr. Silvey for the non-vaccination of his child after it attains the age of six months?


I understand the facts are as stated in the question. The fact that he did not receive Form Q does not relieve the parent from liability to proceedings for not having his child vaccinated. It rests with the vaccination officer to determine in the circumstances what action he will take.