§ 71. Mr. ALBERT SMITH
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is prepared to issue orders to the officers of the Government lymph establishment for the exclusive manufacture of vaccine of all-English origin, and derived only from the cow-pox disease, as contemplated by law, seeing he has no precise information as to the origin of the vaccines cultivated by his Department, and that most, if not all, the vaccines obtained from the Continent are derived from small-pox matter, and consequently contravene Section 32 of the Vaccination Act, 1867?
§ 73. Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the President of the Local Goevrnment Board whether he is aware that in the United States it is usual to perform vaccination with one mark only; and whether, in view of the fact that the official statistics show that the mortality from small-pox, as well as the case-fatality rate, have been much lower in the United States than in this country during recent years, he is prepared to consider the desirability of permitting one-mark vaccination by public vaccinators under his jurisdiction?
§ Mr. BURNS
I am not aware that in the United States it is usual to perform vaccination with one mark only, nor does my information enable me to confirm the statement contained in the second part of the question. Having regard to the findings of the Royal Commission on Vaccination in regard to this point, I do not propose to alter the present practice.