HC Deb 07 July 1932 vol 268 cc621-2
24. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the fact that the district auditors for the St. Pancras Borough Council reported in May, 1932, firstly as to general financial control, and secondly, as to the fees paid to doctors for vaccinating children under 12 months of age at the clinics, which practice is now allowed by this council; and whether he will cause investigation to be made as to the financial responsibility of such practices?


My attention has been called to the report in question. In February last I was informed that the borough council had instructed the public vaccinators to carry out these vaccinations at the homes of the children in future.


Do the district auditors' reports reach the right hon. Gentleman's Department, and is he aware that three weeks ago, in reply to a question on this matter, the Parliamentary Secretary stated that there was no information on the subject?


If that be so, no doubt the information has been received since then.