HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 c1357
MR. D. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he is aware that the Inquiry recently held by the Home Office into the circumstances attending the death of a man named Mahony, of 112, Brandon Street, Walworth, showed that the deceased was attended by an unqualified medical practitioner; whether Coroner Wyatt, in arriving at the cause of death in this case, was guided or supported by the opinion, or decision of a qualified physician; if so, what was his name; and, what were the grounds upon which the coroner decided that death was due to natural causes?


Yes, I am informed that this man was attended at one period of his illness by an unqualified practitioner. I do not know whether the coroner sought the advice of a qualified physician; but, so far as I have been able to ascertain, it has never been alleged that the death was due to other than natural causes, and, under these circumstances, I see at present no ground for further inquiry.