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Poor Law Institutions

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health if he has received from certain boards of guardians and other local authorities a request to promote legislation with a view to enabling statutory forms to be altered by substituting the terms mental patient for pauper lunatic, mental hospital for lunatic asylum, and institution for workhouse; and if he is disposed to take the proposal into favourable consideration?

Representations in this sense have been received and the suggestion will be considered whenever any general revision of the Lunacy Acts is undertaken.