HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1225-6
64. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board whether it is in contemplation to institute convalescent homes, affording cheering surroundings and suitable employment, for uncertifiable nerve-shaken soldiers of the rank and file who, after discharge from the Army, are no longer under military control and who, being civilians, cannot legally be placed under lunacy control without formal certification?

Mr. JAMES HOPE (Treasurer of the Household—for Mr. Hayes Fisher)

The Statutory Committee are giving very careful consideration to the question of institutions or some alternative treatment for uncertifiable nerve-shaken soldiers. My right hon. Friend is informed that under the arrangements made by the War Office such men are retained in military hospitals as long as they require specialist medical in-patient treatment.