§ Mr. KING
asked the Home Secretary whether all the lunatic inmates are being removed from the Middlesex County Asylum at Napsbury, and, if so, for what reason; are they being sent to a long distance from their relatives; is it intended to increase the number of certifiable soldiers at present in a block of this asylum, or to place uncertifiable soldiers in this position; or will accommodation be offered in this asylum for the wounded?
§ Mr. BRACE
The whole of the Middlesex County Asylum at Napsbury is being handed over to the War Office for use as a military hospital, and the patients there are being distributed over other asylums as near as practicable to Middlesex. The asylum is to be used by the War Office for sick and wounded soldiers, but it is still1558W intended to receive there a certain number of soldiers suffering from mental and nervous affections of the same type as those now under treatment in the detached part of the institution already adapted as a war hospital.