§ Sir C. OMAN
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that by Regulation No. 75 (1) (ii) of the regulations as to births, deaths., etc., 1927, the registrar is bound to report to the coroner, besides other specified cases, any death which the registrar has reason to believe was directly or indirectly caused by any sort of neglect; and whether, seeing that it would be the duty of the registrar to report to the coroner any death stated in the medical certificate to be due to starvation and which the registrar had reason to believe was directly or indirectly caused by the lack of relief from the guardians or their officers, or by the omission of the guardians to appoint any relieving officer in or near the place where the deceased lived and died in lieu of the overseers, or by the refusal to admit a casual to the workhouse, or by the omission of the Minister of Health to require the guardians to provide a casual ward, he will amend the Registration Bill by providing that no officer of the guardians or of the. Ministry of Health be appointed registrar or superintendent registrar of deaths?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative, for the reasons which I have already given in my reply of the 7th ultimo to a similar question by my hon. Friend.