§ MR. D. DALRYMPLE
, in moving for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the Law of Lunacy, and to provide for the Management of Habitual Drunkards, said, the measure differed in a very slight degree from the one he proposed last year; and that difference was caused by the desire to surround the liberty of the subject with somewhat greater safeguards. As the Government did not object to the introduction of the Bill, he would not now detain the House with any observations further than to remark that he trusted that the hilarity with which the Notice he gave of the measure was met on Thursday last would vanish when the gravity of the subject came to be fairly discussed by the House. The hon. Member concluded by moving for leave to bring in the Bill.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill to amend the Law of Lunacy and to provide for the Management of Habitual Drunkards, ordered to be brought in by Mr. DONALD DALRYMPLE, Mr. GORDON, Mr. PEASE, and Mr. DOWNING.