§ 37. Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health whether he will publish the full Reports of the Committee of inquiry which inquired into post-vaccinal encephalitis appointed by his Department at the end of 1924?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Committee appointed by one of my right hon. Friend's predecessors in 1923. The Terms of Reference of that Committee were limited to the consideration of the question whether any further experimental research could be initiated to throw light on the possibilities of vaccine lymph producing nervous diseases as a complication of vaccinia. The Committee recommended that further research was desirable and their report was referred to and is under the consideration of, the Committee on Vaccination which is now sitting. In these circumstances, my right hon. Friend does not propose to consider the question of publishing the Report of the Committee appointed in 1923 until he has received a Report from the present Committee.
§ Colonel DAY
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this is referred to rather extensively on the Continent, and, if that be so, does he not think it would be better to publish a report in this country?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I think the hon. and gallant Gentleman had better wait and see what the Sub-committee do.