§ MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the 1441 visiting physicians of private lunatic asylums in Ireland are invariably approved of by the Recorder; and whether he will order a return of the number interned, the revenue accruing, and the cures effected during the last decade of private lunatic asylum management in Ireland?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The management of private lunatic asylums in Ireland is regulated by the 5th and 6th Vict., cap. 123, under which no approval of the appointment of a visiting physician is required. If the words "revenue accruing" are intended to refer to the amount received by way of fees on licences issued to private asylums there will be no objection to grant a return such as indicated, if the hon. Member will move for it in the usual way.