HC Deb 27 February 1917 vol 90 c1840

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he has received any Report from the Lancashire Asylums Board stating that soldiers and sailors who in consequence of their service abroad have become mentally deranged, temporarily or permanently, and been discharged, are sent to the asylums and treated in every way as pauper lunatics, their maintenance being chargeable to the guardians, and their dependants in some cases being left without enough to live on; whether he has read the protest made against such treatment by the General Purposes Committee of the Board; and what action it is proposed to take?


There is nothing to add to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave yesterday on this subject to the hon. Member for Salford North.


Will the hon. Gentleman take steps to see that the wives and dependants of these lunatic soldiers who are in asylums are not left without any allowance at all?


We are in communication with my right hon. Friend on the subject.

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