HC Deb 19 August 1909 vol 9 cc1668-9W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury what provision of the Order in Council of 4th June, 18V0, gives to the Civil Service Commissioners the power to demand proof of primary vaccination as a test for candidates for admission to the Civil Services, irrespective of conscientious objection?


The Civil Service Commissioners act in this matter under the general powers given to them by the Orders in Council to test the qualifications of candidates for employment in the public service, and I am not prepared to interfere with this exercise of their discretion.