§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy will be issued; whether his attention has been directed to the fact that an order was made some years ago that, in consequence of the issue of these Reports being delayed until after Parliament had risen, they should in future be laid upon the Table earlier in the year; and whether such order has been disregarded.
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
I am informed that the Report for 1905 will be presented to the Lord Chancellor on or before June 30th, in accordance with the provisions of Section 162 of the Lunacy Act, 1890. There is no record of any order to the Commissioners on this subject. A Question was asked in 1885 and on that occasion the Commissioners said that they would do all in their power to hasten the preparation of the Report.