HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 c557W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that it has been stated that private medical practitioners experience difficulty in obtaining supplies of glycerinated calf-lymph of the same guaranteed purity as that supplied to public vaccinators by the Ministry of Health, and whether, seeing that many persons prefer to be vaccinated by their own medical advisers, he will take steps to secure the necessary powers to ensure that supplies of such lymph will be procurable at a reasonable charge by private medical practitioners?


As regards the first part of the question, I am advised that there is no difficulty in obtaining from reputable firms supplies of glycerinated calf-lymph of reliable quality. The action suggested in the second part of the question would involve a large and costly extension of the present Government supply, for which, as at present advised, I see no need.