§ MR. DAVITT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many insane prisoners are at present confined in Broadmoor (Convict) Lunatic Asylum; (2) how many of those were suspected of being insane 34 when sentenced originally; (3) how many have been transferred to this asylum from convict and other prisons during the past five years; and (4) how many prisoners are at present under observation in convict find local prisons in England and Wales through exhibiting symptoms of mental weakness?
THE SECRETAKY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
There were 477 males and 164 females in Broadmoor on the 27th March. The number transferred from prison during the last five years was 74. The number of cases under observation in convict prisons is 22, in 48 local prisons 125. The Returns from the remaining 8 local prisons have not been received. It has not been possible for me to collect the information asked for in the second paragraph of the Question.