HC Deb 06 August 1913 vol 56 c1673

"For the purposes of this Act, so far as relating to defectives, the parish of Greenock shall be deemed to be a lunacy district and the parish council to be a district board, subject to such conditions or restrictions as the Board may, with the approval of the Secretary for Scotland, prescribe at any time after the passing of this Act, and subject as aforesaid the parish council shall have the same power of assessment for such purposes as they have for the purpose of defraying expenses under the Lunacy Acts. Provided that nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect the power of the Board to appoint the parish council to be the district board for all purposes under the Lunacy Acts."

Clause brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move "That the Clause be read a second time." It is of purely local interest, and I understand that the Government are prepared to accept it.


I accept the Clause.

Clause added to the Bill.