HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 c67W
Mr. Viant

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that certain commanding officers in France and Germany are stopping leave to Britain of men who refuse to be vaccinated and, in view of the right of those serving in the Forces to refuse vaccination or inoculation and of the fact that there are no regulations in force requiring persons entering this country to be vaccinated, if he will instruct these officers that leave is not to be stopped in these circumstances.

Mr. Head

Existing instructions emphasise that vaccination and inoculation are voluntary, and I have no knowledge of the cases to which the hon. Member refers. If he will let me have details, I will investigate them.