HC Deb 19 April 1904 vol 133 cc522-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of British sailors and soldiers at present confined in lunatic asylums in Ireland; and whether the Treasury, in accordance with the Lunacy (Ireland) Act, 1901, contribute to their maintenance; and, if so, how much per head.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The inspectors of lunatics have no information of the number of sailors and soldiers confined in district asylums. There is no Treasury contribution in aid of the maintenance of discharged sailors and soldiers while so confined, but the ordinary capitation grant is payable in such cases out of the local taxation account.