§ SIR JOHN ROLLESTON (Leicester)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the importance attached by medical vaccinist authorities to the existence of an adequate area of marks as an evidence of efficient vaccination, and in view of the practice of the Board in awarding a† The figures for Books, etc., and Miscellaneous Stores were not kept separately until 1904–5.67 bonus to public vaccinators on similar evidence of the efficiency of the vaccination work, he will consider the desirability of specifying the cicatricial area necessary to a successful vaccination, and of requiring the public vaccinators to inspect their vaccinations at the end of three months after the performance of the operation with a view to satisfying themselves that the specified area has been produced; and whether he will consider the desirability of embodying a definition of successful vaccination in the Board's instructions to vaccinators under contract, and in Form E required by the Board to be filled up by medical practitioners who are not public, vaccinators.
(Answered Mr. Gerald Balfour.), Awards are made to public Vaccinators on other considerations besides the "existence" in cases vaccinated by them "of an adequate area of marks." I have no power to define successful vaccination or to prescribe the duties of private medical practitioners in the matter referred to in the Question, but I will consider to what extent it may be I practicable to give effect to the hon. Member's suggestion, so far as public vaccinators are concerned, whenever it becomes necessary to revise the regulations respecting their duties.