HC Deb 09 July 1903 vol 125 c146

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will give a Return of the number, ages, and sex of all persons in each lunatic asylum in Ireland, classifying them according to age in periods of five years, and according to length of time confined in periods of one year.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) At page 14 of the last published Annual Report of the Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums is a table showing, in quinquennial periods, the ages of patients (distinguished according to sex) who were admitted to district asylums and who recovered during the year 1901, and also of those remaining in the asylums on the 31st December, 1901. Similar tables will be found at pages 44 and 62 in respect of the Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum and the private asylums. These tables will be continued to 31st December, 1902 in the next Annual Report of the Inspectors. I see no sufficient reasons, however, for imposing on the Department the preparation of a Return setting forth this information for each asylum separately.