§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the case of the boy William Cooper who died in Norwich Prison, he could state what was the medical certificate furnished by the medical officer, and if any medical explanation was afforded at the inquest are the predisposing and determining causes of death?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
In cases where inquests are held, the verdict of the jury, 215 as certified by the coroner, takes the place of the ordinary medical certificate. Medical evidence was given at the inquest as to the cause of death, which was ulceration of the stomach of old standing, resulting in perforation, and the verdict of the jury was in accordance with this evidence.