§ MR. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that under Section 9, Sub-section (2), of "The Lunacy Act, 1890,"there appears to be no provision for payment of the expenses incurred in the exercise of the jurisdiction therein conferred on the judicial authority; and, if so, upon whom the order for such payment should be made?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
There appears to be nothing on the subject of expenses in the section referred to by my hon. Friend, except the words which give to the judicial authority the same powers has if he were acting in the exercise of his ordinary jurisdiction, and which provides for the remuneration of his officers. I have no authority to give a legal opinion, but I apprehend that any expenses not covered by those words must fall upon the person presenting the petition.