HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 cc63-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to his reply to the deputation which waited on him in Dublin concerning a proposal to establish a pathological laboratory devoted to research in connection with insanity for the asylums of the country, he will introduce a clause into the Local Government (Ireland) Amendment Bill empowering county councils to contribute towards the support of such a central laboratory for the study of mental pathology.


Such a clause could not be inserted in the Local Government Act Amending Bill, but it would be germane to the Lunacy Bill now before the House. I earnestly hope to be able to introduce an Amendment of this character in the latter Bill.