HC Deb 28 April 1915 vol 71 cc724-5
61. Mr. PETO

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether it is the Association of Poor Law Unions of England and Wales who have not replied to his letter of the 1st February last relative to the loss of income sustained by vaccination officers owing to the operation of the Vaccination Act and Order, 1907: if so, in view of their letter to the Local Government Board of the 24th September. 1909, would he at once take action on the lines then suggested by that association without further delay; and, as there are no vaccination officers members of the Union and Rural District Clerks' Association, what was the nature of his communication to that association on the 1st February last and their reply thereto?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With respect to the second part, my right hon. Friend would prefer to await the reply which it is understood will be received shortly. As regards the last part of the question, similar letters were addressed to the two associations. There would be no advantage at the present time in publishing the reply which has been received.


Will the right hon. Gentleman take some steps to see that the matter receives some reasonable consideration from the Local Government Departments concerned?


I have reason to believe that that is the case, and that a reply will shortly be received.