HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc717-8W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that local authorities, such as Ross and Whitchurch Rural District Council, are issuing misleading appeals to parents to have their children inoculated as a preventive against diphtheria, informing them the injectons are painless, produce no disturbance and prevent diphtheria; and will he take steps to discourage such authorities, as the circulars are worded to convey the impression of action under Ministry co-operation?

Mr. E. Brown

I have seen a number of the appeals to parents issued by local authorities, and I do not think they are misleading. I have not yet seen that of the Ross and Whitchurch Rural District Council, but I am obtaining a copy and will examine it.