HC Deb 29 January 1878 vol 237 c622

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, having regard to the verdict of the jury at the inquest on the death of the late Sergeant M'Carthy— namely, that his death was hastened by the treatment he received in Chatham Gaol, and the importance of not losing any of the evidence pertaining to his case, he will order an immediate inquiry into the matter, or direct the Royal Commission to enter upon the investigation of the case without delay?


Sir, I quite agree with the hon. Gentleman that an immediate inquiry ought to be made into this matter, and therefore, in order to take care that that shall be done, I have referred the depositions, a copy of which has boon furnished to me, to the Chief Magistrate at Bow Street, and requested him to make an inquiry forthwith.