HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 cc2237-8

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will endeavour to obtain, by means of an additional column in the next Coroners' Annual Return, the number of deaths of all persons throughout the country from anæsthesia, and upon which inquests have been held; and whether he will endeavour also to obtain the number of similar deaths reported to the coroner, and in respect of which no inquests have been held. (Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The forms for the next Return have already been issued, but I will consider whether a special Return can be called for.