HC Deb 03 July 1880 vol 253 c1444

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to the alleged wholesale poisoning at Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, where several deaths have occurred, and it is said sixty persons have been ill; and, if he will send a Government official to inquire into the whole affair, as the adjourned inquest has been held and the Deputy Coroner expressed an opinion very much in opposition to the medical evidence produced?


in reply, said, he understood that the Local Medical Officer of Health had been in communication with the Local Government Board on the subject. The inquest was now pending, and the medical officers were examining the intestines of some of the victims of this unfortunate occurrence. If it was thought necessary to have an independent inquiry by the Local Government Board, no doubt that would be done.