§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Margaret Jane Pinnock, of Staines Road, Laleham, a one-month old baby, died from vaccination performed when the infant was five days old in order to enter an adoption home; and whether he will communicate with the societies that arrange for the adoption of children and remind them of the advice given in the last report of the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry, to the effect that the authorities of such institutions should abolish their vaccination regulations?773W
Sir H. YOUNG
I am aware of the case referred to in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, I. do not find that the last report of the Chief Medical Officer of my Department advised that the authorities of institutions should abolish their vaccination regulations. The passage in the report to which the hon. Member appears to refer is not relevant to this case as it relates to the vaccination of adolescents and children of school age who have not previously been vaccinated.