HC Deb 30 July 1914 vol 65 cc1564-5
79. Mr. HILLS

asked the President of the Local Government Board (1) whether the Local Government Board keeps any record of disobedience or neglect of its Regulations by workhouse officials or of suicides by workhouse inmates; if not, will the Local Government Board do so in future; and (2) what sudden or accidental deaths have taken place during the last five years before the recent one at Lambeth, and particularly whether there has been any at Lambeth; and, if the Local Government Board has not noted or recorded them, will he obtain this information by asking boards of guardians, by having the newspapers searched, by application to the Registrar-General and to coroners, or otherwise; and will the Local Government Board in future keep such a record, with the date of the occurrence and the date when the medical officer sends in the information?


Records are kept of all cases of serious misconduct on the part of Poor Law officers. Reports of cases of sudden or accidental death occurring in Poor Law institutions are sent to the Local Government Board, and are filed. I will send the hon. Member a list of all the cases which have occurred in the Lambeth Poor Law institutions during the last five years.

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