HC Deb 16 June 1882 vol 270 cc1407-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has any objection to instruct the Inspectors of Factories and Workshops to attend coroners' inquests held on persons who lose their lives from lead poisoning, in the same way as the Inspectors of Mines watch inquests into deaths from accidents in mines; also, if the inquiry into the question of lead poisoning, promised some time ago, has yet been completed; whether he can state the result of the investigation; and, if he will lay any Papers relating to the subject upon the Table of the House?


, in reply, said, that the Factory Inspectors did attend inquests on persons killed in factories, when they received sufficient notice. He thought it would be well to issue a Circular to Coroners, asking them on every such occasion to communicate with the Factory Inspector, There would be no objection to the production of the Papers mentioned in the Question.