HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 c2024W

asked the Minister of Health if he can give the total number of deaths due to, or accelerated by, starvation from the coroners' returns for the city of London for each year 1914 to 1923 inclusive?


No such deaths have occurred in the city of London since the year 1920. I regret that information is not readily available for the earlier years referred to by my hon. Friend.


asked the Minister of Health whether, in the case of deaths by starvation or accelerated by privation in Sunderland, West Derby and Liverpool Unions in 1922, any, and, if so, what, Poor Law officers were examined at the inquests; whether any application for relief had been made by or on behalf of any of the deceased persons; and whether he will give particulars, such as were formerly given in the lists of starvation eases which were continued from about 1870 until 1918, so that an opportunity may be given to those interested to suggest methods of preventing the like deaths?


I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the particulars in my possession with regard to the three cases he mentions.