HC Deb 10 March 1898 vol 54 cc1237-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, has he seen a copy of a resolution, passed by the Grand Jury of the county Monaghan, requesting the Government to take over the Irish Lunatic Asylums in the way they have taken over the prisons, and maintain them at the public cost as an Imperial charge; and, will he give this matter his favourable consideration?


I have received a copy of the resolution in question. The proposals of the Government with regard to Lunatic Asylums are embodied in the Local Government Bill for Ireland, and I can hold out no hope that the entire cost of the maintenance of these institutions will be borne out of Imperial funds.