HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1282-3W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that in the 10 years ending 1932, 120 deaths were certified by medical men as due partly or entirely to vaccination; and whether, in view of modern conditions, he will take steps to make vaccination no longer compulsory to the extent it is?


The number of deaths during the 10 years 1923 to 1932 registered as being due to vaccinia or associated with vaccination was 118. As regards the second part of the question, I could not undertake to introduce legislation on this subject during the present Session.


asked the Minister of Health whether registrars of births have instructions to hand to parents registering births any forms other than Form A of the forms issued in connection with the Vaccination Acts; and whether registrars receive their instructions in these matters from the Ministry of Health or from the local medical officer of health?


Registrars of births and deaths receive their instructions from the Registrar-General. Those instructions do not authorise or require registrars to distribute any form other than Form A in connection with the Vaccination Acts.