§ MR. BLAKE
said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he proposes, during the present Session, to introduce a Bill for the amalgamation of the offices of Inspectors General of County Prisons and Inspectors of Convict Prisons in Ireland; and, if so, whether such Bill will also contain a provision for transferring prisoners for the future, sentenced to periods over six months, to Convict Prisons to undergo their term of punishment?
said, in reply, that the subject was under the consideration of Government. A Bill was already in preparation which would have the effect of consolidating the present Prison Acts, and would provide more uniform treatment of prisoners. It would, however, depend upon the state of public business whether it could be introduced at an early period.