§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the difficulty of rendering operative the provisions of the Inebriates Act, 1898, as regards the establishment of homes for inebriates; and, if so, whether it is his intention to take such action as will provide for the maintenance of such homes in the same manner as His Majesty's penitentiaries are now provided and maintained.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I am not aware of the difficulty referred to by the hon. Member. At the present time there is ample accommodation in the Certified Inebriates Reformatories for the eases committed by the Courts, and arrangements have been made for the supply of further accommodation when it is required. Many of the reformatories are available for the use of any local authority 106 desirous of entering into an agreement for the reception of cases committed within its area.