HC Deb 10 March 1864 vol 173 c1758

I wish, Sir, to ask the Chief Commissioner of the Poor Law Board, Whether he has had his attention called to one of the cases of starvation, which unhappily have been too frequent in the metropolis of late, and whether he has seen the verdict of the Coroner's Jury passed on that occasion; and whether in consequence of that verdict of the Jury he has directed an investigation to be made of the conduct of the relieving officer through whom that case of starvation took place, and whether he contemplates taking any steps in the matter?


My right hon. Friend (Mr. Villiers) is not in his place, but I know he has had his attention called to this case. I cannot exactly state what steps he has taken, but if the Question is repeated to-morrow he will answer it.