HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1378-9W

asked the Minister of Health by what authority the London County Council, through their Asylum Regulations, have interfered with the right guaranteed to a petitioner by Section 72 of the Lunacy Act, 1890, to direct the discharge or transfer of a private patient from a pauper asylum by exacting four weeks' payment if the patient is taken away, whereas in institutions for rich patients the provisions of Section 72 are punctiliously carried out and the patient is allowed to leave at once on the legal direction given by his petitioners; and will he see that this practice is stopped?


Inquiry is being made by the Board of Control and I will communicate the result to the hon. Member.