§ MR. CHARLES HOBHOUSE (Bristol, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can now make any statement as to the course which the Government intends to adopt in respect of an inquiry into the care of feebleminded persons.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
This matter has been carefully considered by the heads of the Departments chiefly concerned; but there are other matters besides the subject alluded to in the Question which should be inquired into, and therefore the reference to the Royal Commission which we propose to institute has not yet been determined upon. Early information will be given on the subject.
§ [No answer was returned.]