HC Deb 19 October 1916 vol 86 cc744-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he proposes to take any action in the case of the men of the 3rd Southern Company, Non-Combatant Corps, at Westham, who are being stopped leave because they will not submit to the voluntary operations of vaccination and inoculation?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for the Attercliffe Division on 29th March; and also to the answer given to himself on the 8th May on this subject. It is not proposed to take any action.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a new military order has been issued affecting any non-commissioned officers or men in France who have not been inoculated during the past twelve months or who cannot produce a medical exemption certificate to the extent that they will not be granted leave to England; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?


I am not aware that any such order has been issued, but if such be the case I am not prepared to intervene in any action which the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Armies in France, may deem fit to take for the preservation of the health of the troops under his command.