HC Deb 14 July 1881 vol 263 cc845-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware of the fact that the annual Report of the Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums is only issued as a "short delivery Paper; "and, whether, looking to the great importance of the subject, he will take steps to have it issued in future as a "full delivery Paper?"


in reply, said, he dared say the hon. Member was aware that the authorities of the House exercised discretion as to whether Reports should be sent round to every hon. Member, or whether they should be merely printed for hon. Members who applied for them, the latter course being taken in connection with Reports not of general interest. The annual Report of the Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums seemed to have been treated in the latter way; but the hon. Member, or any other hon. Member, could get copies of it on application being made.