HC Deb 21 May 1908 vol 189 c499
MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Table of Deaths in London in the year 1907 upon which a coroner's jury has returned a verdict of death from starvation, or death accelerated by privation, will be published; and whether the Government will take steps to compile and publish a similar table for the whole of England and Wales, showing in what Poor Law Unions they take place.


The Return for 1907 is now in the hands of the Local Government Board, who are collecting the reports from the guardians on the cases returned by the coroners. I will consult my right hon. friend, the President of the Board, as to whether the reports can be expedited, and also whether any useful purpose would be served by extending the Return.