§ 65. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether hiss attention has been drawn to the need at this crisis for the treatment, apart from lunacy, of recent and uncertifiable cases of nervous breakdown; and whether, in that case, it is still imperative that any application from the London County Council or other county councils for powers to provide such treatment must be delayed till after an expert inquiry, seeing that borough councils now possess these powers?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on Monday last to a question by the hon. Member for the Tottenham Division. As regards the powers which the London County Council are seeking in their General Powers Bill, it will be for the Committee before which the Bill comes to decide whether the particular powers should be given.