§ 7. Mr. PATRICK MEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the recent decision of the King's Bench Division in Ireland that it is obligatory on boards of guardians to enforce vaccination in their districts, he will take steps to confer on Irish parents the privileges enjoyed by English parents and amend the Irish Vaccination Acts by the insertion of the conscientious objector's clause; if he has received any resolutions on the subject from public bodies and societies in Ireland; whether he regards a demand from the various boards of guardians in Ireland as a general demand for legislation on the subject; and if he will introduce the necessary legislation in compliance with such general demand?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to his similar question on the subject of the 23rd December.
§ Mr. MEEHAN
Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the last portion of the question as to whether he regards a demand from the various boards of guardians in Ireland as a general demand for legislation on the subject, and will he introduce the necessary legislation in compliance with such general demands?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
No, Sir, I cannot say I think there is any general demand at present for any legislation on a subject of that nature in Ireland.