§ 8. Mr. KING
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that a county lunatic asylum 2057 with 2,000 patients is left with inadequate medical staff owing to medical men being called up for military service; and whether steps are in contemplation for assisting large institutions in similar difficulties?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The Board of Control inform me that, though they have received no representations on the matter, they have already given it careful consideration. They have every confidence that officers not called out will loyally respond to the demand for any extra work made upon them and that the interests of the patients will not suffer, while temporary measures are being taken to supplement the regular staff.