HC Deb 11 June 1896 vol 41 c836
MR. C. J. ENGLEDOW (Kildare, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether the Government have decided what steps they intend taking with regard to the recommendation made by the Inspectors of Lunatics and Commissioners of Control in the Report dated Lunacy Offices, Dublin Castle, 8th January 1896, as to the great want existing in Ireland of a National Institution for the training and education of idiot and imbecile children, in order that these classes might be removed from what the Report of the Commission describes as the neglect and poverty of their own homes and from the contaminating influence of association with the adult inmates of asylums and workhouses?


I am aware of the views expressed by the Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums on the subject of providing State aid towards the establishment of an institution for the training and education of idiots and imbeciles in Ireland. The matter is one which has my sympathetic consideration and I hope to be able at some time to introduce legislation dealing with it.