§ 36. Sir ELLIS HUME-WILLIAMS
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that the system under which alleged lunatics are apprehended and interned in asylums was not in question in the case of Harnett v. Bond and will not be affected by any judgment which the Court of Appeal may pronounce upon the facts of that particular case, he will proceed at once with the appointment of a committee to examine the system without waiting until the appeal can be heard?
The suggestion is under consideration, and my right hon. Friend hopes to be able to make an announcement very shortly.
§ Sir E. HUME-WILLIAMS
Is it a fact that the Government have already determined to appoint a Royal Commission on this very important subject, and, if so, can he give the names of those who have consented to serve?
The Government have promised an inquiry, but have not said in what particular form. The terms of reference are now under consideration.