HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 c435

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state the number of suicides in London and England for the last year, distinguishing the sex and the number under twenty-one years old.


From the Returns furnished by Coroners for insertion in the Criminal Statistics, it appears that in London, in 1904, 513 persons committed suicide, of whom 385 were males and 128 females. In the whole of England and Wales 3,421 persons, of whom 2,598 were males and 823 females, committed suicide during the same period. I regret that I have no information as to the ages of these persons.

MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)

asked how many of the cases were certified to have been caused by poverty?


I am afraid the Returns do not show that.

SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cornwall, Camborne)

And how many were due to drink?

[No Answer was returned.]