HC Deb 12 March 1897 vol 47 c574
MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the Darenth Asylum of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, there are about 300 children who are feeble-minded, but not imbecile, and are now receiving education; whether all these children are legally paupers; and is it his intention to remove these 300 children from the care of the Metropolitan Asylums Board to that of the proposed Children's Asylums Board; and, if so, how will he effect the transfer?


I am informed that there are no children at the Darenth Asylum who are feeble-minded but not imbecile. The children at the asylum are legally paupers. It is not, the intention to remove the children from the Darenth Asylum.