§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Secretary of State for India what is the total number of municipalities in British India; and in how many of these municipalities is vaccination compulsory?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The total number of municipalities in 1929–30 was 777. As regards the second part of the question my latest and fullest information is contained in the following extract from the report of the Director of Public Health for the Government of Bombay for 1930:
Compulsory V accination.—Exclu ding Bombay City, Aden and the seven Cantonments of Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Poona, Kirkee, Hyderabad, Belgaum and Deolali, the Vaccination Act is in force in only 17 towns of the Presidency. In other provinces vaccination is compulsory in urban and rural areas as under:
Bengal Presidency.—Rural and urban areas including the existing 116 municipalities.
Madras.—All (82) municipal towns, 17 districts and major portion of the remaining districts.
United Provinces.—156 municipalities, cantonments and notified area committees and some town areas.688W
Burma.—63 municipalities and notified area committees and some districts.
Bihar and Orissa.—58 municipal towns and certain rural areas.
Central Provinces.—All municipal and notified area committees except one.
North-West Frontier Province.—Nine towns.