§ MR. LONSDALE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the practice of removing persons who become insane while in prison to the lunatic asylum of the district in which the prison is situated, irrespective of the place of origin of the patient, imposes hardship upon the ratepayers of the counties in which such asylums are situated; and whether he will recommend the Treasury to make a grant to the asylum authorities in respect of these criminal lunatics, seeing that in the absence of any law of settlement in Ireland it is impossible to remove these persons to the districts to which they belong.
1755 (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I have nothing to add to the reply to a similar Question asked by the hon. Member on 19th February last.