HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 cc1430-1
29. Mr. MORLEY

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the repeated requests of Miss May Broadbridge, of Apuldram Lane, Chichester, for the exhumation of the body of her brother for the purposes of examination; and if he will accede to these requests?


It would not be in accordance with practice for me to issue an exhumation licence in circumstances like those of the present case. Where what is desired is the re-opening of an inquest the law provides another course, namely, application to the High Court.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Miss Broadbridge applied to the late Attorney-General for a reopening of the inquest, and could my right hon. Friend suggest to the present Attorney-General that he should make an application to the High Court in the matter?


It is not for me to suggest a particular course in relation to the law. I have explained what can be done. I have explained fully the general facts of this case in a rather long letter which I hope that my hon. Friend has by this time received.