HC Deb 22 February 1898 vol 53 cc1358-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he has received resolutions from public bodies in Ireland desiring that the cost of maintaining lunatic asylums should be maintained out of State funds; whether he is aware that the cost of maintaining lunatic asylums in Ireland is a very heavy charge on the cesspayers; and, whether he will advise the Government to defray the expense out of the Imperial Exchequer?


Resolutions have been received to the effect mentioned in the question. The proposals of the Government with regard to lunatic asylums were stated by me last night when introducing the Local Government Bill for Ireland.