HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 cc503-4
30. Mr. E. SIMON

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the strongly expressed opinion of the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health that the public has taken dangerous advantage of the facilities for obtaining exemption from vaccination, he will reconsider the action taken by him of 30th August in rescinding the Vaccination Order of 1923, and thereby making exemption easier?


The answer is, "No, Sir."


Would it be a correct understanding of the reply to say that the Minister is deliberately acting contrary to the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health?


I can only give the hon. Member a statement of the facts. I cannot guide his understanding.


In view of the proved utility of the vaccination of infants, will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to exempt the vaccination of infants from the provisions of the Statute?