HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 cc2078-9
14. Mr. GROVES

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the Southall bench of magistrates have instructed the local police not to disclose the addresses of magistrates, especially when applicants for their addresses desire to make declarations under the Vaccination Act, 1907; that the local bench have passed a resolution instructing the justices not to sign exemption forms in their own homes; and whether he will circularise magistrates reminding them of their duty, if the time and place is convenient, to take exemption declarations under the vaccination laws?


I am not aware that any such action has been taken. My right hon. Friend is advised that it is within the discretion of justices to decline to take statutory declarations otherwise than in open court, if they think fit.