§ SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK (Kensington, S.)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether Her Majesty's Government will be prepared, when the Coroners Bill comes before the House, to insert a clause providing that inquests shall be held in public, subject to the ordinary power exercised by the Judges of excluding the public and the Press when the evidence to be given is unfit for publication?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
I am afraid it is not possible to answer the Question of the hon. Baronet directly. The question whether any alteration should be made in the law relating to the admission of the public to Coroners' Courts is one which requires to be considered together with other provisions relating to those Courts; and I am not able to say more at present than that Her Majesty's Government will give most careful consideration to the question raised by the hon. Baronet.