HC Deb 03 March 1887 vol 311 cc1087-8
MR. SALT (Stafford)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If it is proposed to incorporate "The Idiots'Act, 1886,"in the Lunacy Laws Consolidation Bill of the present Session?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The subject, as my hon. Friend is aware, has been brought under the attention of the Lord Chancellor by the Lunacy Commissioners, and the matter is now under consideration. It would, however, be premature to arrive at any conclusion on the subject before the Amendment Bill (on which the consolidation depends) has made further progress; and the question is the more important, because the legislation with reference to idiots was deliberately severed from the Bills relating to lunatics in the last Parliament.