§ MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, how it is proposed to distinguish between the weak-minded children who are to be in trusted to the care of the new Board which is intended to be established in London and the imbecile children at present under the charge of the Metropolitan Asylums Board in their school at Darenth?
§ MR. CHAPLIN
The children who are sent to Darenth are children in respect of whom the medical officer of the district or workhouse from which they are sent has certified that they are in his opinion chronic and harmless lunatics, idiots, or imbeciles. The distinction in this case would be that children who are of weak or feeble intellect, but are not certified to be imbeciles or idiots, would be subject to the new order.