HC Deb 22 April 1937 vol 322 cc1895-6
19. Mr. C. Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state for the last avail- able year and for other than county boroughs the number of post-mortem examinations directed or requested by coroners; and in how many of these cases the examination took place in hospitals, in mortuary premises, and in other places, respectively?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir John Simon)

Excluding the City of London, the County of London and county boroughs forming complete coroners' districts, the figure for 1936 was 10,274. I have no information which would enable me to answer the second part of the question.

Mr. Wilson

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that on a recent occasion there was no fit place for a post-mortem examination, and that it was held on the village green?

Sir J. Simon

I do not know that.