HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 c576

asked the Minister of Health how many persons died in England and Wales during the quarter ending the 31st December on whom coroners' inquests returned verdicts of death by starvation or accelerated by privation; how many were of infants under one year of age; what steps, if any, have been taken to reduce the number of such deaths in futures; and whether he will cause a Return to be made of such deaths for the year 1927 in the form used for London from about 1870, and extended to the rest of the country in 1908 and continued till 1919?


The information requested in the first and second parts of my Noble Friend's question is not yet available; as regards the third and fourth parts of the question, I would invite his attention to the replies given to questions on the subject on the 8th December, 1927, and the 18th June and 19th May, 1925, copies of which I am sending to him.