23. Mr. PALIN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Frederick Rogers, of 299, Battle Road, Hollington, aged 18, joined the Royal Engineers in March, was stationed at Chatham, and according to Army Regulations was vaccinated, this operation almost immediately causing illness that resulted in his death five weeks after joining the Army; and whether, in. view of the admitted danger of vaccination causing inflammation of the brain, he will allow exemption from vaccination in the Army?
This soldier died of cerebro-spinal meningitis. I am assured that there is no causal connection between 1509 vaccination and diseases of this character. The last part of the question, therefore, does not arise.