HC Deb 24 November 1919 vol 121 cc1470-1W

asked the Minister of Health whether, before introducing a Bill for the separation of the medical work of boards of guardians from their duties under the Poor Law, he will institute an inquiry into the present position of vaccination in England and Wales, with a view to the abolition of all compulsion, seeing that the compulsory vaccination law is opposed by more than half the parents of Great Britain, as shown by the vaccination returns?


It goes without saying that the question of public vaccination work and administration must be considered when the Poor Law machinery is dealt with, but I see no reason for "inquiry" such as is here suggested.