§ SIR MARK STEWART
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether he is aware that, in certain cases, a Poor Houses Combination Committee, having lunatic wards duly certified, and periodically inspected by the Board of Lunacy, has been refused permission to take in pauper lunatics from other counties, even where there is more accommodation in such Poor House than is necessary to supply the wants of the Combination?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE
I am informed by the General Lunacy Board that it has only been in exceptional cases, as where there is a difficulty in finding accommodation elsewhere, or 235 where the lunatic wards afford unusually good accommodation and treatment to their inmates that the Board have sanctioned the arrangement contemplated in the hon. Member's Question. Neither of these exceptional features is found in the case referred to, and the Board are of opinion that the pauper lunatics of Kirkcudbrightshire can be most satisfactorily provided for in the Crichton Royal Institution at Dumfries.