HC Deb 05 June 1907 vol 175 c681

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to an inquest held at Brixton prison, on the 23rd May, on the body of Robert Kerrison, who was sentenced to a month's hard labour for failing to perform his allotted task at the Chelsea casual ward; whether he is aware that a witness at the inquested stated that Kerrison was not a strong man, and that the deceased had told him he was unable to break stones; and whether he will make inquiries of the prison authorities and prison medical officer as to the man's state of health and strength when he arrived at the prison, and the length of time which elapsed between the man's failure to perform the task and his becoming ill.


I have sent for a copy of the depositions taken at the inquest in this case, and on receipt of them I will consider the suggestions made in the Question.