HC Deb 03 May 1920 vol 128 c1707
80. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Minister of Health if he has read the report of Dr. Waldo's inquiry held at Southwark with reference to the death of Harriet Johnson at Trinity Buildings, Mermaid Court, Borough High Street, S.E.; if he is aware that Annie Powell, the deceased's daughter, stated that her mother and father and two children occupied two rooms on the top floor, that five other families occupied 10 rooms on the same floor, and that the other two floors accommodated six families; if he is aware that the tenants did not know the name of the landlord as his name did not appear on the rent books; if he is aware that the coroner in summing up also stated that it was the second bad case he had investigated at Trinity Buildings within the last two months; if he is aware that Sergeant Gunns, the coroner's officer, stated that since the Tabard Street area had been closed this was the worst place in Southwark; and if he will take action in the matter?


My right hon. Friend has read the report referred to, and I am in communication with the Metropolitan Borough Council of Southwark on the subject. The Medical Officer of Health of the Borough is reporting on Trinity Buildings.

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