HC Deb 17 November 1884 vol 293 cc1828-9

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been directed to the case of a poor man, whose wife, having been placed four times previously in a public asylum, was on the fifth occasion, in August last, sent by the Paddington Guardians to a private asylum, at an additional cost to him of nine shillings a week, because in the three county asylums of Hanwell, Colney Hatch, and Banstead there was no accommodation; and, whether it is in the power of the Government to take any steps to cause sufficient accommodation to be provided for the afflicted poor?


, in reply, said, that his attention had been called to the case referred to in the Question. The inadequate accommodation in the county asylums had been several times brought to the attention of the Justices by the Lunacy Commissioners, and he would do everything in his power to secure proper accommodation being provided. In the particular case in question, the husband of the lunatic would pay no more than if his wife had been placed in a public asylum.