HC Deb 26 August 1907 vol 182 c133
MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board in what number of cases did a coroner's jury return a verdict from starvation or death accelerated by privation in the year 1906 in London, in the eastern district of London and the union of Whitechapel, respectively; in what union in London did the greatest number of deaths so declared by verdict take place in 1906; and what was the number of cases with like verdict in England and Wales in 1906 outside the Metropolis.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I understand that the number of cases is as follows:—In London, 49; in the eastern district of London, 13; in the Whitechapel union, 7. This was the union in which the greatest number of deaths of the kind referred to took place. The number of casesin which coroners' juries returned a verdict of death due to want, exposure, &c, outside London was 171.