HC Deb 18 March 1937 vol 321 cc2272-3W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health whether he has made inquiries into the death of Frank A. Barker, aged 24, of Grantham Road, Manor Park, which was attributed by the Ilford coroner to the effects of vaccination; what was the source of the lymph used; whether rabbits had been used in its manufacture; whether the young man's employers made vaccination a condition of employment; and, if so, whether under the Workmen's Cornpensation Act, his widowed mother will receive damages?

Sir K. Wood

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second and third parts, I am informed that the lymph used was obtained from a commercial firm and I understand that rabbits were not used in connection with its manufacture. I have no information as to the fourth part of the question, and I am unable to express any opinion in regard to the last part.