Deaths from Starvation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

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asked the Minister of Health the number of persons who were found by the verdict of a coroner's inquest to have died of starvation, or to have had their deaths accelerated by privation in England and Wales in the year 1921: and will he state their ages and sex, the dates of the inquests, and the names of the unions and counties in which the deaths occurred?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I am sending the hon. Member a statement containing the information lie desires.

Photo of Mr Frank Briant Mr Frank Briant , Lambeth North

Will that statement contain any facts as to whether these persons who have died have received, or have applied for, Poor Law relief?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I should think it probably will.