HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1347-8
57. Sir G. BERRY

asked the Minister of Health if he is satisfied with the manner in which the Vaccination Acts are being administered; and, if not, if he is prepared, in view of the present serious epidemic of small-pox, to take steps to enforce rigid compliance with them?


The responsibility for the administration of the Vaccination Acts rests with the Boards of Guardians and their vaccination officers. I am not satisfied that the Acts are being proporly administered in all districts, and am considering what steps can be taken to secure improvement in this respect.

67. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the transference of the administration of vaccination to the general sanitary administration under the sanitary authorities?


This question has been under consideration, but I could not undertake to introduce the necessary legislation during the present Session.