HC Deb 09 July 1908 vol 192 cc69-70

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state what mania Mr. F. Watkins, late private Royal Army Medical Corps, was suffering from when he was admitted into the Chartham Asylum; and whether the chief superintendent expressed any opinion upon the man's condition during the seven weeks' stay in the institution.


I do not think that it would be right to give details as to a person's mental condition in reply to Questions in this House, but I may refer the hon. Member to Section 82 of the Lunacy Act, 1890, which provides that the Secretary to the Commissioners in Lunacy shall, upon the discharge of a person who considers himself to have been unjustly confined as a lunatic, furnish to him, upon his request, a copy of the reception order and certificate upon which he was confined.