HC Deb 20 December 1915 vol 77 cc7-8

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that a number of men have been refused attestation because they would not agree to be re-vaccinated; whether he is aware that the War Office stated that a refusal to be vaccinated was not a bar to attestation; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?


I think it would be well if my hon. Friend had stated whether he was referring to the Regular Army or to the Territorial Force. For the former, vaccination or revaccination is a condition of enlistment. For the latter it is not. No statement inconsistent is known to have emanated from the War Office. I have on several occasions made this position clear to hon. Members.