HC Deb 13 April 1847 vol 91 cc750-1

called the attention of the House to the management of Haslar Hospital, and referred to the case of Lieutenant Forbes, who was arrested for debts contracted by his wife, he being at the time blind and insane.


said, the Board of Admiralty were perfectly aware of the abuses which had existed in the management of Haslar Hospital; but he hoped his hon. Friend would recollect that those abuses were of very ancient date; and he was now happy to be able to state that the expense of maintaining the inmates of that institution had been reduced within the very narrowest limits. He had also to add, that the balance of the half-pay of each patient was handed over to his family. He could, however, hold out no hope that the present Board of Admiralty would authorize the refunding of the overcharges made before the exact cost of maintenance had been ascertained. He could assure his hon. and gallant Friend that at the Board of Admiralty there was no indifference upon this subject.