§ 48. Mr. GROVES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken by the inspectors of his Department to ensure that persons committed to prison for matters connected with the Vaccination Acts are treated as first-class misdemeanants as required by Section 5 of the Vaccination Act, 1898?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Douglas Hacking)
Governors of prisons have standing instructions to give effect to this requirement of Section 5 of the Vaccination Act, 1898. Committals are rare, and no special steps are taken in the matter by inspectors of prisons, but I have no reason to suppose that Prison Governors fail to observe the instructions. If the hon. Member has any information to the contrary and will communicate it to me, I shall be glad to make inquiry.