§ MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he intends taking any steps to carry out the suggestion of the Commissioners of Lunacy in Scotland, in their last Report, that officers and servants of district asylums in Scotland should be placed in the same position, as regards pensions, as officers and servants in comity and borough asylums in England.
§ SIR J. JARDINE (Roxburghshire)
I beg also to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will be able during this session to take the requisite measures to place the officers and servants of the Melrose Lunatic Asylum, and other similar institutions, in the same position as regards superannuation allowances as these employed in England and Ireland.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR,) Forfarshire
I regret that I have no alternative but to repeat the Answer given to my hon. friend the Member for Roxburghshire, on 9th April last, † to the effect that I am unable to introduce a Bill conferring the necessary powers this session.† See (4) Debates, civ., 1002.