HC Deb 19 March 1912 vol 35 cc1852-3W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether

he has received communications from boards of guardians with reference to the danger to the community of an outbreak of small-pox, owing to the increasing tendency of parents to procure exemption from vaccination for their children; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


The guardians of the Wirral Union passed a resolution expressing the view indicated in the question, and sent a copy of the resolution to the other boards of guardians in England and Wales. About eighty of the other boards, some 650 in number, have informed me that they have passed a similar resolution. I do not at present think it necessary to take any steps in the matter.