§ 40. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the President of the Local Government Board if the Report on the Prevention of Insanity has been published in accordance with his promise that he made to a deputation which waited upon him on Thursday, 16th July, 1914; if he is aware that over 300 Members of the House of Commons and about 236 of the medical profession signed a petition against the principles contained in Part V. of the London County Council (General Powers) Bill; and if the Government intend taking any action in the matter?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The outbreak of war prevented any action being taken at the time. I have lately given fresh consideration to the question, but have come to the conclusion that an expert inquiry must precede any definite action. I propose to appoint a committee for this purpose when circumstances permit.