HC Deb 24 January 1918 vol 101 cc1167-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any steps have been taken in consequence of a conference held before Christmas between the War Office and certain alienists and other medical men, in which the latter brought forward proposals for the retention under military control up to the time of complete recovery of all cases of transitory uncertifiable loss of balance due to the strain of battle; whether it is intended to provide new institutions for the treatment of such soldiers, while they remain in the Army, which shall be mainly under the charge or supervision of lunacy experts; if so, how many men are to be accommodated in each institution; and what provision will be made in order that, if unfit for military service, they may he speedily discharged to the Disablement Department of the Pensions Ministry and afforded facilities, with as little risk of delay and detriment as possible for their return to self-supporting industrial life?


Steps are being taken to find suitable premises for the purpose indicated. The institutions w ill be provided with staffs of neurological experts.