HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 cc48-9

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether inmates of inebriate reformatories who become insane and are transferred to local asylums have their maintenance in such asylums paid for by the Government.


Their maintenance is paid for by the Government so long as they remain criminal lunatics; if, however, an inmate of an inebriate reformatory who is removed to an asylum does not within a short period after the removal show such signs of recovery of sanity as render it probable that he can properly be returned to reformatory treatment, he is usually discharged from the class of inebriates, and thereupon becomes and is treated as a pauper lunatic.