HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 cc90-1
MR. HALDANE (Haddington)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the proceedings on the 2nd instant on the adjourned inquest on the death alleged to be from lead poisoning of Henry Wagstaffe, and to the answers of Mr. Walmsley, the factory inspector for the district; and whether he will direct Dr. Oliver and Miss Dean to attend the further adjourned inquest, and give full evidence?


My attention has been called to the case. I will see that the Home Office is represented at the adjourned inquest, and will instruct Miss Dean to attend. Dr. Oliver is not a Government official, and I have no power to instruct him to attend, but I should have been glad to arrange for his attendance if his evidence were necessary. I find, however, that it would be extremely inconvenient for him to come up to London to give evidence, and that he knows nothing of the particular case; but I am now communicating with the coroner on the subject.

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