HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 cc46-7
89. Mr. J. WARD

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the case of the woman named Bridget Burke, who was found dying on the road side a few hours after her discharge from Stone workhouse, he will lay before the House the sworn statement of the police officer who said that before her discharge the woman had complained of being ill and wished to see a doctor; and whether he will send an inspector or other official of his Department who has had legal experience to inquire into the treatment and circumstances of the discharge of Bridget Burke and, if she discharged herself, into the circumstances which induced her to take her discharge while in a dying condition?


I have requested the coroner to supply me with a copy of the sworn depositions in connection with this case. As soon as I have seen them I will give further consideration to my hon. Friend's suggestion.