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Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that permanent disability resulting from vaccination of recruits and service men after joining His Majesty's forces is not considered to be a disability connected with any incident of military service, he will consider the desirability of allowing such men to exempt themselves from vaccination on making a statutory declaration of their conscientious objection thereto?

My hon. Friend is under a misapprehension. Any disabilities which are considered by the Army medical authorities to be directly caused by Army vaccination are accepted as attributable to military service. As no recruits are accepted unless they are willing to be vaccinated, the second part of the question does not arise.