HC Deb 25 April 1910 vol 17 c218W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the Leicester borough police court on 20th April, the vaccination officer of Leicester informed the magistrates that he was ordered by the Local Government Board to take proceedings under Section 31 of The Vaccination Act, 1867, even though such proceedings might have been taken under Section 29 of the Act; will he say on what date such order was issued; and whether it was a general order to all vaccination officers?


No order has been issued in regard to this particular matter. I find that the question of procedure under the two sections mentioned has been discussed on more than one occasion when one of the Board's medical inspectors has been inspecting vaccination in Leicester, and that the inspector did not dissent from the view of the vaccination officer that in the circumstances then obtaining procedure under Section 31 was preferable.