HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 c1150

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.