HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1259-60W
Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the necessity for making appropriate provision for uncertifiable disabled soldiers who have been discharged from the Army on account of nerve-shock, he will take measures to facilitate the establishment of convalescent homes, wholly removed from suspicion of connection with lunacy, where such ex-soldiers on return to civilian life may go voluntarily for the medical care they need and find cheerful surroundings, with employment of such a nature as may expedite their return to the life of self-supporting citizens?


I understand that the problem of providing appropriate treat- ment for all the different classes of mentally affected soldiers and sailors is undergoing the earnest attention of the Statutory Committee.