HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 c1528W

asked the Minister of Health if steps will be taken so as to remove from lunatic asylums and Poor Law institutions all discharged soldiers and sailors suffering from temporary loss of memory attributable to the War and place them in homes suitable for their case and compatible with the service they have rendered to the State?


I am advised that no discharged soldiers or sailors are known to be in asylums who are there because they suffer merely from temporary loss of memory attributable to the War. There are, of course, many ex-service men suffering from various forms of certifiable insanity in which loss or impairment of memory may form one of the symptoms. Such men are kept as private patients under satisfactory conditions. To remove them to separate homes or institutions would be neither economical nor in the interests of the patients themselves.

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