Thomas asked the Home Secretary the number of sudden deaths due to natural causes and the number due to foul play, which were the subjects of all forms of coroners' inquiries in England and Wales for the year ended 31st December, 1940?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Statistics in relation to coroners' inquiries are available only in the form set out in Tables XXXII to XXXIV of the Annual Volume of Criminal Statistics. The figures last published were in respect of the year 1938 (Cmd. 6167, 1940). Statistics for 1940 are not yet available, but it will be2098W possible to give certain figures for 1939, which I am sending to my hon. Friend.