HL Deb 03 March 1890 vol 341 cc1620-1

This Bill is introduced to complete the legislation undertaken by the Government as to lunacy. Many of the enactments contained in the Act passed last year were inserted with a view to the consolidation of the Lunacy Acts, and in the Act of 1889 it was provided that it should not come into operation until the 1st May next, in order to give time for this Bill to be passed. It is simply a measure of consolidation, and it is hoped that every facility will be given for its passing. I may take this opportunity of saying with how much satisfaction I have observed that the Government have stated in another place their intention of appointing a Select Committee to deal with any further Consolidation Bill with a view to the new edition of the Revised Statutes, and also that the statement appeared to meet with general approval.

Bill read 2a (according to order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

House adjourned at a quarter before Five o'clock, till To-morrow, a quarter past Ten o'clock.