§ MR. BLAKE
said, he would also beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whe- 1103 ther it is the intention of the Government to retain Dr. Young as Medical Officer of the Mountjoy Convict Prison, after the following verdict of a coroner's jury regarding the death of a prisoner under Dr. Young's care:—We find that the said Matthew Lynch died at the Mountjoy Prison on the 12th of February of pulmonary consumption, and we are of opinion that the deceased should have been sent earlier to hospital, and that the doctor should have been more attentive to extern patients?
THE EARL OF MAYO
said, in reply, that he had directed a careful inquiry to be made into all the circumstances of the case, and with that view Mr. Lentaigne, one of the Inspectors of County Prisons, and Mr. Hamilton, a Poor Law Inspector, had been appointed to make the inquiry. The investigation began that day, and he had every reason to believe it would shortly be concluded.