§ 92. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Cobb Committee appointed by the Board of Control made a recommendation that Section 79 of the Lunacy Act be posted up in the waiting-rooms of public asylums with a view to informing the friends of patients, in addition to their relatives, of their rights relating to applications for discharge of which they would have otherwise been in ignorance; and will he have this recommendation carried out?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
There are objections to a general requirement that this Section should be posted up in waiting-rooms. But the rules of the Board require the managers of every institution on the admission of every rate-aided patient to send a notice embodying the substance of Section 79 of the Lunacy Act to all persons whose names appear as relatives or friends of the patient on the statement of particulars accompanying the reception order.