§ MR. MADEN (Lancashire, Rossendale)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to an inquest held on 22nd March, 1892, at the Islington Coroner's Court, by Dr. G. Danford Thomas, on the body of Susannah Elizabeth Waller, aged seven months, the daughter of Herbert Waller, greengrocer, of 100, Palmerston Road, Finsbury Park; and whether he is aware that a certificate of death was given signed by D. H. Dyte, L.R.C.P. Lond., M.R.C.S. England, and L.S.A. Lond., of 43, Poole's Park, who it was proved had not seen the deceased before her death; if so, what course of action does the Home Secretary propose to take?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
I have received a Report on this case from the Coroner. The facts are correctly stated in the question. The Coroner informs me that he has communicated with the Registrar General in order that such legal action may be taken as he deems desirable. I may add that I have received a letter from Dr. Dyte, who admits he had not personally seen the deceased and expresses his deep regret, but he explains that the child was regularly attended by his assistants, who reported to him from time to time, and that he was only prevented from personal attendance on account of severe illness.