HC Deb 07 May 1894 vol 24 c460
MR. J. REDMOND (Waterford)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland, with regard to the fact that the number of insane persons under official cognisance in Scotland has increased from 6,341 in 1862 to 13,058 in 1892, whether the increase is believed to be real or only apparent; and whether he has called, or intends to call, for a special Report on this subject similar to that called for by the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland?


This question has been repeatedly discussed with much care and fulness in the Annual Reports of the General Board of Lunacy, more particularly in the 26th, 29th, and 34th. But I shall be glad to call for a special Report on the subject for the information of Parliament.