§ Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, when a vaccination officer who finds that the parent or other person having the custody of any child, respecting whom he has not received any of the certificates required under the Vaccination Acts, has removed from his district to that of another vaccination officer, it is his duty to give notice to the vaccination officer of the district to which they have removed with the view to the vaccination of the child and the due 2078W transmission to him of a copy of the necessary certificate; and, if so, seeing that the Vaccination Acts require the public vaccinator to send the certificate of successful vaccination direct to the vaccination officer for the district where the child was born, whether he will issue instructions that in future the public vaccinator for the district where the child was vaccinated shall send a copy of the certificate to the vaccination officer for the district where the child was vaccinated to enable him to claim the fee which he has earned?
§ Mr. BURNS
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In regard to the second part, Section 21 of the Vaccination Act, 1867, as amended by Section 6 of the Vaccination Act, 1871, provides that the public vaccinator who has vaccinated a child and has ascertained that the operation has been successful, shall transmit a certificate of the successful vaccination of the child to the vaccination officer of the district within which the birth was registered; but if the district is not known to him, or if the birth of the child has not been registered, in either of those cases the Statute requires the public vaccinator to send the certificate to the vaccination officer of the district within which the operation was performed. In the circumstances I could not properly issue instructions to the effect desired.