This Bill has now (June 3rd) been read a second time in the House of Commons and referred to the Standing Committee on Law. Thus it draws its weary length along, with, however, rather a better prospect of passing than has been the case for years past. It is far from perfect, and some of its worst defects are clearly set forth by the Parliamentary Committee of our Association, and in the Report of the Lunacy Bill Committee of the Royal College of Physicians, which held an extraordinary comitia on 7th May for the purpose of discussing the Report. It was adopted on the motion of Sir Edward Sieveking, and was printed in the “British Medical Journal” of 11th May. The Report is well worthy of support by the Medico-Psychological Association. The main features of this Report are embodied in the following petition by the College to the House of Commons, and presented by the First Lord of the Treasury:—
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled.
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