HC Deb 11 March 1915 vol 70 cc1563-4W

asked whether the War Office will give an undertaking that in future uncertifiable soldiers invalided through nerve strain will not be placed under asylum administration or in charge of officials connected with lunacy, and that, in the event of their becoming certifiable, such soldiers as are already interned in the State institution at Moss Side, near Liverpool, or in similar institutions elsewhere will not be certified except by independent physicians unconnected with any lunacy staff or with the Board of Control?


No case of nerve strain is or will be placed under asylum administration. Cases in military hospitals if transferred on discharge as certifiable lunatics to county asylums come before a board of Military Medical Officers, and are certified under the Lunacy Act.