HC Deb 30 May 1865 vol 179 c1114

then rose to call the attention of the House to some defects in the law relating to lunatics, both with respect to the administration of that law and its provisions, and to move an address for copy of any Returns now in possession of Government as to English subjects now in confinement in lunatic asylums abroad. The hon. Gentleman said the subject was one which had very recently been prominently brought under public notice, in consequence of the case of Mary Ryan, who had been forcibly removed from this country, and was proceeding, when—

Notice taken, that 40 Members were not present; House counted, and 40 Members not being present,

House adjourned at half after Seven o'clock till Thursday.