HC Deb 23 May 1978 vol 950 c537W
Mr. Wrigglesworth

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, further to the replies to Questions on 21st November 1977, whether he will consult the World Health Organisation with a view to removing the present requirement that vaccination certificates must be authenticated by the local authority or health board.

Mr. Moyle

I have now obtained from the World Health Organisation agreement in principle to ending this requirement and, in collaboration with Ministers responsible for these matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, I am about to embark on consultations with organisations representing those interested about future arrangements for certification. The certificates will still need to bear a stamp which can be recognised and accepted by immigration authorities of countries which require these certificates so that the traveller does not meet difficulty on entry.