HC Deb 19 May 1915 vol 71 cc2346-7
101. Mr. WING

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that Salisbury teachers have, during school hours, taken children to be inoculated against spotted fever; that in one school a roll of honour has been established bearing the names of those who have been inoculated; and will he state where in the Board's regulations such a proceeding is sanctioned?


I am aware that during the recent outbreak of spotted fever at Salisbury the local education authority, acting on the advice of the Medical Officer of Health (who is also a school medical officer), made arrangements for children whose parents wished them to be inoculated, but could not attend themselves, to be taken by the teachers. I understand that lists of the children to be inoculated were prepared, and that in one case the list was placed in a frame; but this can hardly be described as a roll of honour. I have no reason to think that the local education authority have acted unreasonably in connection with the matter.