HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 c318W
Mr. Groves

asked the Secretary of State for War on what grounds soldiers stationed in England are warned that unless they have their children immunized against diphtheria they must pay for any medical treatment if their children contract diphtheria?

Mr. Hore-Belisha:

Immunization against diphtheria is on an entirely voluntary basis and there is no regulation that payment for medical treatment would be enforced if non-immunized children contract this disease.