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Criminal Lunatics—Question

Volume 144: debated on Monday 9 February 1857

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said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it was his intention to take any steps, during the present Session of Parliament, to make adequate provision for the maintenance and care of Criminal Lunatics?

said, that steps had already been taken with that view, in accordance with the intimation which had been last year given by the Government upon the subject. Inquiry had been instituted with respect to a site for a building in which criminal lunatics might be lodged, and the expense which would be attendant upon the erection and support of such an establishment; but the investigation into those matters had not yet been completed. He hoped, however, the Report would be ready before the close of the Session.