§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I wish to put a question to the Under Secretary for the Home Department of which I gave notice last week, and which I intended to raise on the Motion for Adjournment last night—namely, whether the attention of the Home Office has been called to the case of Samuel Mahoney who died on Friday last while being conveyed to a police station by what is known as the "frog's march." I am anxious to obtain an expression of opinion that in all cases of this kind it is extremely desirable that the body of the deceased should be examined by a medical man unconnected with the police. My object in rising now is to ask the hon. Gentleman whether it is now too late, even in this instance, to act, and direct that the body of Samuel Mahoney shall be examined by an independent medical officer?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. STUART WORTLEY,) Sheffield, Hallam
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has given directions that an inquiry should be made into this case, but the result of that inquiry has not yet come to hand. I will communicate to my right hon. Friend the substance of the remarks which have been made by the hon. Member.
§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I am much obliged, and I beg to say that I will return to the subject on the Motion for Adjournment this evening.