HC Deb 23 June 1910 vol 18 c487

asked whether, in view of the continual source of difficulty boards of guardians have in dealing with feeble-minded females, the President of the Local Government Board can see his way to introduce legislation to empower boards of guardians to detain such persons?


I am aware of the difficulty to which the hon. Member refers. The matter is, however, part of a much larger question, and I am not in a position at the present time to promise legislation dealing with this particular aspect of it.