HC Deb 05 April 1894 vol 22 c1456
SIR T. LEA (Londonderry, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he has yet decided to issue a small Commission of experts to inquire into the circumstances and causes of the great increase in the number of lunatics in Ireland?


The Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums have not so far satisfied themselves or me that a new Commission of Inquiry is necessary, but I am giving the matter further and special consideration, and meanwhile, as the hon. Baronet is doubtless aware, I have laid on the Table of the House within the last few days a special Report which I had called for from the Inspectors on the subject of the alleged increasing prevalence of insanity in Ireland.