§ MR. W. J. CORBET
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether, considering the very unsatisfactory arrangements at present existing for the care, maintenance, and medical treatment of insane persons who are detained in private houses in Ireland, under the Acts 5 and 6 Vic. c. 123, and 38 and 39 Vic. c. 67, and the admitted evils connected therewith, he will advise Her Majesty's Government to bring in a Bill to abolish altogether the system of lunatic asylums kept by private individuals for personal gain in Ireland, and to substitute instead a system of self-supporting institutions under the management and control of paid officers, whose only pecuniary interest in them would be the salaries attached to their respective offices?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, this is a question of policy which should be addressed to a Cabinet Minister, and not to the Attorney General for Ireland.