Minutes of Evidence [Appendices, and Reports Of] the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded Volume 4

Minutes of Evidence [Appendices, and Reports Of] the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the larger asylums it is rather a convenience. You have a certain number of men who have very strong legal arguments why they should be discharged, and it is always a great advantage to have alegal Commissioner who ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE CARE AND CONTROL OF THE FEEBLE-MINDED. takes that case and very satisfactorily deals with it; but in smaller houses a single medical Visitor is quite sufficient. 31643. Would it not occur more often among single patients in private asylums; would not they be more likely to require legal qualifications '!--That is not my experience; there are not manyhcasas even in a large asylum. 31644. You would not call it a very pressing want?--No, not a pressing want; it is a great convenience sometimes. 31645. (Mr. Greene.) I do not want to lead you into any discussion upon the constitutional position of the Sovereign with reference to lunatics, but I should like to refer to one or two of your answers. I dare say you would not be disposed to controvert this statement, which has been placed before us by an exceedingly eminent lawyer who occupies a judicial office: "The Sovereign as parens palrice has by virtue of his prerogative the care and custody of the persons and estates of idiots and lunatics; the Crown entrusts its authority by warrant under the Sign Manual to the Lord Chancellor and the Lords Justices? "--That is perfectly correct. 31646. Whatever views may be entertained by administrative departments, you would like to endorse that view of the law as laidvlown by a great lawyer?--Yes. 31647. New may I point out to you, since it is suggested that only a-small portion of the lunatics are dealt with by the Lord Chancellor, that it was not until it became necessary to obtain grants of public...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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