§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Health whether the deaths in the county of Durham, where it was found by verdict of a coroner's jury that they were occasioned by starvation or accelerated by privation, were in the three years before the War, 1911–13, respectively 8, 10, and 8, while the total of such deaths outside London were in the same years 56, 54, and 43; whether the number for Durham is above the average for the provinces; and what was the number of deaths in the county of Durham from the above-mentioned causes, so found by a jury or by a coroner sitting without a jury, in the three years after the War, 1919–21?
§ Sir A. MOND
The facts are as stated in the earlier part of the question. According to the returns made to the Registrar-General, there were no deaths from starvation or exposure in the County of Durham for 1919. There were five such deaths in 1920. Figures for 1921 are not yet available.