Mr. JOHN GORDON
asked the Home Secretary the number of fatal and serious accidents, respectively, to young children by burning and scalding which have occurred in Great Britain and Ireland, respectively, since the passing of the Children's Act, 1908; in how many cases have inquests been held; and how many persons have been made amenable to justice in respect of such accidents?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The Reports of the Registrar-General for the years 1909, 1910, and 1911, show that the deaths of children under five years of age from burns and scalds in England, Wales, and Ireland, are as follows:—
There are no similar figures for Scotland, and I regret that I have no information on the other points mentioned in the question.
England and Wales. Ireland. 1909 1,587 214 1910 1,259 212 1911 1,285 214