HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 cc2125-6W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered a pamphlet, a copy of which has been sent to him, urging parents on no account to have their children immunised against diphtheria; and whether, since this propaganda is in direct opposition to that issued by his Department, he proposes to take any action in the matter?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir. My Department and the local authorities persistently inform parents, through the newspapers, magazines, the B.B.C., and the cinemas, and by leaflets and other publicity, of the case for immunisation against diphtheria, which is fully supported by medical opinion and the practical experience of other countries. This positive propaganda is proving effective, and I propose to continue it.