HC Deb 04 June 1957 vol 571 c71W
7. Mr. Viant

asked the Secretary of State for War, whether when soldiers at Tidworth Camp were told to be vaccinated on account of a suspected but unconfirmed case of smallpox, they were also told that the operation is voluntary and that they could decide for themselves whether to be vaccinated or not, bearing in mind that nowadays more fatal results of vaccination are recorded than fatal results of smallpox.

Mr. J. Amery

It is laid down in regulations that inoculation and vaccination are voluntary. This is well known in the Army.