§ 28. Mr. HUNT
asked the Home Secretary whether a man, by name Humphries, adopted the hunger-strike at Wormwood Scrubbs Prison, and because he continued to refuse food was sent to the Bucks County Asylum; and whether, as he has been certified to be quite sane, he will now be released under the recent Act?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
The hon. Member has been misinformed. This man was transferred from prison to an asylum in pursuance of a certificate of insanity submitted by two magistrates and two registered medical practitioners under 912 the Criminal Lunatics Act, 1884. He has not since been certified to be sane, but I am in communication with the Superintendent of the Bucks County Asylum on-the subject of his present condition.