Asylum Treatment.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Jack Lawson Mr Jack Lawson , Chester-le-Street

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether the practice is still continued of sending a pensions doctor to interview ex-service men detained as private patients in asylums and to intimate to them that if they do not remain where they are they will run the risk of losing the whole or a part of their allowance, thus contravening the provisions of the Lunacy Act in regard to the powers of release, which are in the hands of the next-of-kin of private patients such as ex-service men?