HC Deb 27 February 1919 vol 112 cc1979-80W
Captain LOSEBY

asked the Secretary of State for War under what circumstances uncertifiable mental cases occurring among undischarged soldiers as a result of nerve strain during the War come, directly or indirectly, under lunacy administration?

Captain GUEST

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to a similar question of his on Monday last. Such cases do not come directly under lunacy administration, and the only indirect connection which they have with such administration is that five of the hospitals in which they are treated are administered by officers who were formerly working under the Board of Control.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Sapper James P. Carlin, No. W.R. 200191, Royal Engineers, at present under treatment in Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich, is suffering from dangerous mental disorder contracted while on service, and that it is proposed to discharge him from the Army and hand him over to the parish authorities after discharging him from the Army; whether there are institutions in Glasgow, other than Poor Law and under the control of the military, where mental cases, dangerous or otherwise, are treated; and why a man who has served meritoriously is made a pauper instead of being treated in a military institution for an ailment which came upon him on service?

Captain GUEST

I am making inquiries and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as I am in a position to do so.