§ MR ARTHUR HENDERSON (Durham, Barnard Castle)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give a Return of the number of deaths in the United Kingdom during 1903 certified by coroners as having resulted from burns caused by the igniting of clothing through open fire grates, under five years of age, over five years and under ten years, and over ten years of age respectively.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) I will consider whether a 14 Return such as the hon. Member desires can be given. It could be prepared only from information supplied by the coroners, and I am now in communication with the Coroners' Society as to the details which it would be possible to procure and the best form for the purpose. Any Return which I could grant would relate only to England and Wales.