HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 c302W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in the event of his introducing a new Coroners' Bill, he will insert a clause requiring a report to be made to the Home Office of all deaths upon which a coroner's jury or the coroner alone returned a verdict that death was due to starvation, or had been accelerated by privation, with such particulars as he may require?


Returns are already made annually to the Home Office by coroners and published in the judicial statistics which classify the verdicts under certain heads, one of which is "death from want, exposure, etc.," and this would, I think, afford my hon. Friend the information he seeks.