HC Deb 24 May 1928 vol 217 c2073W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that an official medical man at Romford intimated to the guardians and Press representatives that they would have to be vaccinated before attending a meeting of the board of guardians recently or undertake to remain in the institution 11 days; and whether such action is in accordance with the Ministry's Regulations and Orders under which boards of guardians carry on their duties?


The hon. Member appears to have been misinformed. An intimation was given to the guardians that it, would not be wise for them to visit the guardians' institution, in which a case of small-pox had occurred, for the time being, and that it was advisable that guardians attending meetings of the board or committees should be vaccinated; but the notice to which reference has been made in the Press was not in fact given. In these circumstances, the latter part of the question does not arise.