HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c89W
92. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the contents of the letter sent to himself, the Lord Chancellor, and the hon. Members for Baron's Court (Mr. W. T. Williams) and Liverpool, Exchange, by Mr. D. R. Tulloch, of 7, Cromwell Avenue, London, W.6, complaining about the conduct of the inquest on 7th August on Patrick James Cunningham, Borstal boy, who hanged himself at Wormwood Scrubbs Prison, also the reply sent to Mr. Tulloch.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Mr. Tulloch's letter related to the conduct of the proceedings at the inquest. This was entirely a matter for the coroner, who, as was explained in the reply to Mr. Tulloch, is an independent judicial officer and is not answerable to any Minister of the Crown in the discharge of the responsibilities vested in him by law. I do not, therefore, propose to publish this correspondence.