§ 32. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Health what number of cases in Berkshire appear in the starvation lists for the years 1906 to 1914, inclusive; how many of these were tramps or homeless persons; will he give the numbers also for the rest of the provinces; and will he state, approximately, the percentages, having regard to the population of Berkshire and the rest of the provinces?
§ Sir H. BARNSTON
My right hon. Friend regrets that this information is not available for years previous to 1908. In the years 1908–14 the number of cases in Berkshire in which a verdict of death from starvation or death accelerated by privation was returned, was nine, of whom seven would appear to have been tramps or homeless persons. For the rest of England and Wales outside London and Berkshire the number was 386 of whom 185 would appear to have been tramps or homeless persons. Expressed as percentages of the population, these numbers represent .0032 and .0024 for Berkshire and .0012 and .0005 for the rest of the provinces.