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Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War under what circumstances a soldier on overseas service is entitled to refuse inoculation; and if he does so refuse, by what authority does his officer refuse to grant him leave home.

:A soldier can refuse vaccination or inoculation on conscientious grounds. This does not interfere with his entitlement to proceed on leave, but it may cause delay in the case of soldiers serving overseas, owing to restrictions imposed by various countries on the transport or landing of unvaccinated persons.