HC Deb 17 June 1910 vol 17 cc1615-6W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed by the Ecclesall Board of Guardians, Sheffield, calling attention to the grievance felt by relatives of patients chargeable to Poor Law Unions who died in county asylums, because of the description pauper patient in the notice of death sent out from such asylum, and to the fact that a large number of union cases sent to county asylums the full amount demanded by guardians for the maintenance of the patient in such asylums is repaid by the relatives or friends, or out of moneys belonging to the patient, and requesting the Secretary of State for the Home Department to take immediate steps for the deletion of the description pauper patients from such notices; and whether he will give effect to the request?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I have received a copy of the resolution referred to from the Guardians, and I am communicating with the Commissioners in Lunacy on the matter.