§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Undersecretary of State for India whether, according to the Regulations of the British Army in India, soldiers' wives are compelled to be revaccinated as well as the troops; and, if not, under what authority do officers order their revaccination, as the Reports of the Army Medical Department show to be the case?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Up to the end of 1910 the wives of soldiers of the British Army in India were required to be vaccinated or revaccinated unless they showed marks of small-pox or successful vaccination or revaccination. In January, 1911, the Regulations were so amended as to forbid the vaccination or revaccination of the wives of soldiers of the British Army in India without their own consent. The Reports referred to in the question are presumably those of 1903 and 1906, when the older Regulations were in force.