HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1608W

asked the Pensions Minister whether men who have been discharged from the Navy and Army suffering from shell-shock and nervous disorders are still being sent to lunatic asylums; and what alternative accommodation is being provided for such cases?


No discharged men suffering from shell-shock or other nervous disorders, unless medically certified as lunatics are sent to asylums. Shell-shock cases are being treated inhomes of recovery of the Ministry of Pensions and Army neurological hospitals. Special accommodation is being provided for shell-shock cases, and it is considered probable that some of the special military neurological centres may be taken over by the Ministry.