§ 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.