HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2157-8
84. Mr. WING

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board whether the unvaccinated children in England, in towns in which large numbers of such children have accumulated, have shown remarkable freedom from smallpox; and whether the fact that there has been less small-pox in England during the period of the increase in the number of unvaccinated children will lead him to take steps to increase still further the number of such immune children by prohibiting prosecutions for neglecting to vaccinate?


There has happily been a remarkable freedom from smallpox throughout England in recent years, but I cannot accept the hon. Member's suggestion that this freedom is due to a decline in the number of children vaccinated.