HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 c1530

asked whether any alteration has taken place in the hours of labour and other conditions of the asylums officers since the Report of the Select Committee of 1911; and, if not, whether it is the intention of the Government to promote legislation to carry out the improvements recommended?


I am informed by the Commissioners in Lunacy that, although in certain asylums there has been some reduction in the hours of duty and some alteration in the other conditions of asylum officers' service, there has been no general alteration in these respects since the Report of the Select Committee. The Government cannot undertake to promote legislation on the subject. My hon. Friend is no doubt aware that the Bill which was considered and amended by the Select Committee has been reintroduced this Session.