§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked whether the Order of the Local Government Board to the Dewsbury Town Council in October, 1904, empowering them to provide facilities for vaccination, was only issued after the Dewsbury Guardians had refused to carry out the instructions of the Board with reference to the suggested opening of vaccination stations; whether similar circumstances prevail at Stalybridge at the present time; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in connection with the provision of vaccination by the Stalybridge Council in view of the fact that the Board has not issued an Order to them, nor has any such Order been published in the "London Gazette," as called for by the Public Health Act, 1875?
§ Mr. BURNS
On the occurrence of a severe outbreak of smallpox in Dewsbury in 1904 the Board informed the guardians that they thought it very desirable that the guardians should arrange for the opening of a vaccination station, and it was on the guardians' refusal to do this that the Board issued the Order referred to. The Board have had no correspondence with the Ashton-under-Lyne guardians with regard to the cases of smallpox which have recently occurred in Stalybridge. As I stated, in reply to the hon. Member on 20th March, no action on my part seems to be called for at the present time.
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
Is it not a fact that the Town Council of Dewsbury is at the present time providing vaccination in violation of the provisions of the Public Health Act, and the notices have not been published?