HC Deb 06 July 1909 vol 7 c1173W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the inquest on Diana Green, who died in Poplar workhouse, and whose death was declared by the coroner's jury to have been occasioned by shock due to fractured ribs and other injuries; whether he will cause a public inquiry to be made with a view of discovering how her ribs had been fractured, and how she had received those other injuries; and whether proper care was taken of sick persons in the Poplar workhouse?


My attention has been called to this case, and I have communicated with the guardians with regard to it. They are holding a special meeting to-day for the purpose of inquiring fully into the circumstances attending the death, and I have requested that a copy of the report of this inquiry may be forwarded to me.