HC Deb 02 December 1930 vol 245 c1998W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to state the number of persons who are deprived of their liberty, through being incapable of pleading when charged with an offence, who have been certified sane for one year, two years, and three or more years, respectively?


On 17th November, 1930, there were 10 inmates of the Criminal Lunatic Department who had been reported by the medical superintendent as being of sound mind for three years or more, one as being of sound mind for two years, amid one as being of sound mind for one year. Of these 12 inmates, three were continuously detained in the institution during the respective periods in question, and nine had been at liberty under conditions during part of these periods.