Lunacy (Statutory Forms).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

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asked the Minister of Health whether he has received resolutions from the Wigan and other boards of guardians asking that legislation be promoted to amend the Lunacy Acts, 1890 and 1891, so as to enable statutory forms to be altered by substituting the words mental patients for pauper lunatics, mental hospital for lunatic asylum, and institution for workhouse and, if so, can he make a statement on the subject?

Photo of Mr James Parker Mr James Parker , Cannock

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, my right hon. Friend would refer the hon. Member to his reply on the 14th June to a similar question by the hon. Member for Seven-oaks (Sir T. Bennett), of which he is sending him a copy.