HC Deb 29 June 1903 vol 124 cc781-2

To ask the Lord Advocate, having regard to the fact that the reformatory at Girgenti, in Ayrshire, is the only institution certified by the Secretary for Scotland under the provisions of the Inebriates Acts, will he state the amount which this institution received out of the Vote for last year, the number of inmates, and the names

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The information asked for by the hon. Member is as follows—

of any similar institutions which have applied for certification or pecuniary assistance.

(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The fact as stated by the hon. Member is not accurate. There are now two such certificated institutions in Scotland, a licence having been granted to the Greenock House of Refuge since the date of the hon. Member's previous question on the subject.† The payments to the managers of the certified inebriate reformatory at Girgenti, in Ayrshire, out of the Vote for the financial year to 31st March, 1903, amounted to £1,285 2s. 6d. Since the opening of the institution in January, 1901, seventy-one inmates have been treated here, and the average number in residence is about forty-three. The correspondence with other authorities has not reached the stage of a formal application for certification.