§ Mr. PICKERSGILL
asked the President of the Local Government Board in how many cases has the Lord Chancellor empowered the chairman of the board of guardians of a union (in lieu of a justice of the peace) to sign orders for the reception of persons as pauper lunatics in institutions for lunatics, in pursuance of Section 25 of the Lunacy Act, 1891; what are the names of the unions in which this has been done; and in how many cases has such an application been made to the Lord Chancellor and refused?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)
I have been asked by my right hon. Friend to answer this question. I am in communication with the Lord Chancellor on the subject.