HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c238W
116. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Health if he will now take steps to permit general practitioners to inoculate with B.C.G. vaccine and to give them discretionary powers in closed cases to send an inoculated child away from home.

Mr. Marquand

Research into the use of B.C.G. in this country is still continuing, and I am advised that any general or indiscriminate distribution of the vaccine would not be prudent at present.