§ MR. FELL (Great Yarmouth)
On behalf of the hon..Member for the City of London, I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the percentage of recoveries in the Three Counties Asylum, Arlesey, where 32,800 gallons of beer were consumed last year, was larger than in any asylum in London or in any other part of England; and whether the cost per patient was also loss than in London or in any other part of England.
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (MR. Gladstone, Leeds, W.)
I beg to answer this Question on behalf of my right hon. friend. The percentage of recoveries in the Three Counties Asylum in the last year was 31.4 per cent., while in the London asylums (excluding the epileptic colony) it was 38.8 per cent., and in the asylums of England and Wales generally it was 37 per cent. The total average weekly cost of maintenance in the Three Counties Asylum was 9s. 6½d., while in the London asylums (excluding the epileptic colony) it was 11s. 3d., and in the asylums of England and Wales the average cost was 10s. 4d. But in the case of more than one-third of those asylums the cost of maintenance was less than at the Three Counties Asylum.