HC Deb 12 March 1888 vol 323 c854
MR. KILBRIDE (Kerry, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will state the number of persons who were shown upon medical evidence before Coroners' Juries to have died from want and exposure during the year 1887 in London, and in the other parts of England; and, if he can state the number of persons whose bodies were found in the Thames in the same period, with regard to whom Coroners' Juries were unable to find whether they had met their deaths by murder, suicide, or accident?


(who replied) said, that a Return was now in course of preparation showing the number of deaths in the year 1887 in the Metropolitan District, upon which Coroners' Juries had returned verdicts that they were due to starvation or were deaths accelerated by privation. The Coroners' Returns would furnish the necessary information with regard to the other parts of England. As to bodies found in the Thames within the City of London and the Metropolitan District, there would be no objection on the part of the Government to furnish a Return.