HC Deb 16 May 1881 vol 261 c547

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is not true that the rates of the City of Limerick have lately become charged with the maintenance in the Limerick Lunatic Asylum of several persons, not natives or inhabitants of the city, who, being prisoners in the Limerick District Prison, were transferred thence on account of mental derangement to the Limerick Lunatic Asylum, and several soldiers enlisted in the city, who, having become mentally deranged in the service, were transferred from Netley to the Limerick Lunatic Asylum; and, whether he will take into consideration the desirability of compelling the place in which a pauper lunatic, admitted to a lunatic asylum, shall have been usually resident, to contribute to his maintenance and treatment in such asylum?


, in reply, said, the Inspector of Lunatic Asylums reported to him that two soldiers who had been confined in the Limerick District Prison, and who had become insane, were transferred to the Asylum for the county, in which they now remain. Only one soldier had been sent from Netley to the Limerick Asylum, and he was a native of the county. It would be very difficult to carry out what was recommended by a general rule; but, in individual cases, the matter might be arranged by the Inspector of Asylums, as was done in this case.