Sessional Papers Volume 36

Sessional Papers Volume 36

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Committees appointed annually by Local Authorities. Duties of Committees. Cost of maintenance and buildings, how defrayed. Asylums: Additions to, or improvements of. Loans, Controlling Authorities. Commissioners in Lunacy: Functions of. Pauper Lunatics: Admission and detention in, and discharge from, an institution. Authorities for. All, or nearly all, of the ordinary workhouses of the country contain some lunatics of the imbecile, or quiet, demented class; and there are many of the same class living with friends as " outdoor paupers." 4. According to the return for 1897, those for 1898 not being yet available, there were on January 1st, 1898: --In county and borough asylums---67,759 pauper lunatics. 5. The average annual increase in the number of pauper lunatics in county and borough asylums Only, during the five years ending December 31st, 1897, was 2,263. 6. Every local authority, defined by section 240 of the Lunacy Act, 1890, to be the council of every administrative county and county borough, and the council of each of the boroughs specified in the Fourth Schedule to the Act, is under obligation to provide and maintain an asylum or asylums for the accommodation of pauper lunatics (section 238); and must exercise the powers given for the purpose by a visiting committee (section 239). Local authorities may unite in providing asylum accommodation, and an asylum provided or maintained by two or more authorities is termed a district asylum. 7. The administration of a county or borough asylum is in the hands of a visiting committee composed of members of, and appointed annually by, the local authority or authorities to which the asylum belongs. The Lunacy Act gives various powers to the visiting committee, and provides (section...
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  • English
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