HC Deb 12 March 1891 vol 351 c758

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will inquire from the Coroner for Westminster and state if, in the case of the late Duke of Bedford, the deceased was described in the inquisition by the same names as in the certificate of the finding of the jury, under the 16th section of the Registration Act of 1874; whether it is usual for the jurors to sign, the inquisition in blank, or only partly filled up, and to fill it up after the jury have signed it; and if, in this case, the inquisition was filled up before signing by the jury?


I am informed by the Coroner that the answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. It is usual for the jury to sign the inquisition partly filled up, the particulars having been previously endorsed. This practice was not departed from on this occasion.