§ MR. BAGWELL
said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the case of a boy who was sentenced to confinement in Glencree Reformatory, and who it is stated died from exposure to cold while being conveyed to that establishment; and, whether he will take such steps as will prevent the probability of such an occurrence taking place in future?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
, in reply, said, his attention had been drawn to this occurrence, and the Government would take all the steps that were possible to prevent its happening again. With respect to the event itself, the moment it was reported to the Government an inquiry was directed to be instituted by the Inspectors of Prisons, but the result of the investigation had not yet reached him.