HC Deb 19 June 1902 vol 109 c1124
MR. MURNAGHAN (Tyrone, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that in England and Scotland the practice exists of deporting to Ireland persons of Irish birth on becoming insane, as in the case of a soldier recently sent to the Omagh Lunatic Asylum from Netley Hospital, while Irish authorities have no power to send across the Channel persons thus afflicted of English or Scotch birth; and will he take steps to amend the law so as to establish equality of treatment in this respect.


The case of soldiers is specially dealt with by the 91st Section of the Army Act, 1881, and it would appear that the Secretary of State for War has the same power of ordering the removal from Ireland of soldiers who are insane on discharge from the Army, as he has of ordering of such soldiers to Ireland. The full cost of maintenance of soldiers deported to a district asylum in Ireland is now paid out of Imperial funds under the provisions of the Act of last year.