§ Mr. CHARLES EDWARDS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that on the passing of the Local Government Act of 1888 the cost of keeping lunatic paupers at lunatic asylums was approximately 8s. per week, and that the sum of 4s. per week was paid to the various authorities under that Act for each person; and, seeing that the cost has now trebled, will he consider raising the amount from the National Exchequer proportionately, so as to relieve the local rates of this heavy burden?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I can only refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 28th ultimo to the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Ely.