§ 24. Mr. BERNAYS
asked the Home Secretary whether he has called for an inquiry into the causes that led to the recent suicide of the Dartmoor convict; and, if so, whether he will state what conclusions he has come to upon it?
The death of the convict in question was the subject of an inquest on the 29th November, which resulted in a verdict of suicide while of unsound mind. My right hon. Friend has received full reports and sees no occasion for any further inquiry.
§ Allotments Acts at the present time. The Department issues certain explanatory leaflets for the guidance of allotment authorities, and my right hon. Friend will be glad to consider whether anything further is called for in that direction.
§ Sir A. WILSON
Will my right hon. and gallant Friend consider the possibility of circulating these leaflets, particularly in the depressed areas?
§ Following is the statement:
§ second case in a few months of the suicide of a man sentenced to flogging, and will he consider the advisability of setting up an inquiry into this form of punishment, which is causing great concern to a great many people in the country?