HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 cc1624-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether J. G. Winter, a Durham miner, has died in Wormwood Scrubs; when was he admitted to hospital; when did death occur; and whether any inquiry, apart from reports from prison officials, has been, or will be, made?


Winter was received into prison on the 10th instant, and was at once admitted to hospital, as he was suffering from a sharp attack of influenza. Next day an attack of pneumonia supervened, and he died on the 13th instant. An inquest was held, as the law requires, and the jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes. The evidence given at the inquest showed that while the deceased was in military custody he made no complaint of illness, and refused to allow a medical examination.