Mental Cases.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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Photo of Captain Charles Loseby Captain Charles Loseby , Bradford East

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asked the Minister of Pensions the number of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men lodged in institutions conducted by his ministry who are certifiable under the Lunacy Acts, but who have not been certified; and if these men are lodged in the same institutions as non-certifiable patients?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

When the mental condition of a patient in one of the Ministry neurological hospitals unhappily deteriorates towards insanity he is kept apart from the other patients, and every approved means of cure known to modern science is tried. Should the treatment fail to arrest the development of the malady before the stage at which certification is required by law, the necessary steps are at once taken for the patient's removal to a mental institution approved by the Board of Control.