HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 cc221-2

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, it having been alleged in the Report of the director general of the Egyptian lunatic asylum for 1905 that many dangerous lunatics had to be discharged uncured owing to insufficiency of accommodation, he will state how far that condition of things has since been remedied; and how far the suggestions of the Report as to situation and space have been acted upon.

I beg also to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a lunacy law, as promised in Lord Cromer's Annual Report for 1903, has been introduced in Egypt; if so, what was the date of its promulgation; is it applicable alike to Europeans and Natives; and, if no such law exists, by what legal authority are lunatics and other persons mentally afflicted, and found at large, arrested and retained under control.


I venture to refer the hon. Member to Lord Cromer's Report for 1906 which will deal with the question.