HC Deb 23 July 1896 vol 43 c459

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) whether he has received copies of resolutions passed by the Corporation of Londonderry relating to the proposed asylum at Gransha; (2) whether his attention has been called to recent reports of the medical officer of the existing asylum calling attention to the overcrowding in the asylum, which seriously lessens the chance of the recovery of patients; (3) whether he can say what is the number of patients from the city of Derry, and what is the number from the rest of the county; and (4) whether he will press forward the erection of an adequate asylum on a site easily accessible from all parts of the country?


My attention has been directed to the resolutions referred to, and also to the recent report of the resident medical superintendent on the overcrowding of the existing asylum. The number of patients in the asylum from the city of Londonderry is 124, and from the county 314. As regards the last paragraph, the matter is still engaging the consideration of the Government.