HC Deb 14 November 1884 vol 293 c1730

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to a report in the newspapers of the escape of an American gentleman named Bruce, formerly a Baptist minister, from the Brookwood Lunatic Asylum, where he had been confined; also whether Mr. Bruce has not made every effort to bring his case before the authorities, and has even gone back to the asylum to prove his sanity; and, whether the Home Secretary will inquire if the Lunacy Commissioners have had their attention called to the matter, and what steps he proposes to take?


, in reply, said, that he had no knowledge of the case, except from what had been stated by the hon. Member; but he would inquire into it.