§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of mental cases who were taken from the care of the Poor Law guardians by the late Minister, and the number of wives and children or other dependants of such men who remain under the care of the Poor Law authorities; and will he state the number of persons dependent on these men?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
On the 1st April, 1924, the charge for the treatment of 553 mental patients was transferred from the Poor Law authorities to the Board of Control, the responsibility of the Ministry of Pensions having ceased in these cases, under the provisions of Article 7 (2) of the Royal Warrant, one year after the termination of the War, i.e., after the 30th September, 1922. I have no information in regard to the other parts of the question.