§ Mr. STAVELEY-HILL (Staffordshire, Kingswinford)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will consider the desirability of creating a more uniform system of settlement as between England and Scotland, in the case of pauper lunatics, having regard to the fact that such persons are at present removable from Scotland into England, while irremovable from England into Scotland.
§ Mr. JOHN BURNS
I am aware that there are difficulties in the way of removing pauper lunatics from England to Scotland, although such cases are removed from Scotland to England. It is, I think, desirable that there should be uniformity in this matter; but the whole subject of settlement and removal is included in those which are referred to the Royal Commission on the Poor Law for consideration and report, and it seems to me that, pending their Report, the particular point referred to in the Question could not well be dealt with by legislation.