§ SIR M. BHOWNAGGREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board when the arrangements for providing further accommodation for imbecile children who are epileptic, which were stated by him recently to be under the consideration of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, are likely to be completed; and whether he is taking any steps to provide such accommodation for emergent cases pending the completion of the arrangements?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. CHAPLIN,) Lines, Sleaford
The arrangements which the managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District have under consideration for providing further accommodation for imbecile children who are epileptic are dependent on their acquiring the buildings of the South Metropolitan School District at Sutton. Negotiations for this purpose are in progress, and I believe are proceeding satisfactorily. It will devolve on the guardians to provide for the cases of children of the class referred to, who may become chargeable on the rates when they cannot be admitted to the asylums of the managers.