HC Deb 23 June 1845 vol 81 cc1102-4
Lord Ashley

moved the Second Reading of the Lunatic Asylums and Pauper Lunatics Bill.

Sir J. Graham

observed, that he had already expressed his decided opinion that the period had arrived when the management of lunatic asylums ought to be compulsory. In ten years parishes would find themselves great gainers by the change. The interest on the money advanced, he apprehended, would be the same as on Exchequer Bills.

Bill read a second time.

House adjourned at half-past twelve.