HC Deb 10 April 1933 vol 276 cc2186-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the misrepresentation of the English conscience clauses in the Epidemiological Report R.E. 131, issued by the Health Organisation of the League of Nations; and whether he will instruct the representative of this country on that organisation to take steps to have a correct statement of the English vaccination law published?


I agree with the hon. Member that in the document to which he refers the effect of Section 2 of the Vaccination Act, 1898, is incorrectly stated, but as that section was repealed in 1907 and the substance of the enactment which replaced it is correctly reproduced, I do not think-it necessary to call attention to the inaccuracy. These reports are issued solely on the responsibility of the Health Section of the Secretariat of the League of Nations, and not on that of the Health Committee of the League.