§ MR. CALLAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether persons arrested under the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus (Ireland) Act have been subject to strict separate cellular confinement, forbidden association, and forbidden to receive visits as frequently as ordinary prisoners awaiting trial might; and, whether the persons who may be 1175 arrested under the proposed Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act may be subject to like treatment?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
, said, in reply, that at first some strictness had been exercised by the prison authorities in the supervision of persons arrested under the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus (Ireland) Act; but subsequently, on the attention of the Government being called to the circumstances, those persons were allowed all the privileges of untried prisoners, and sometimes even more. In the Bill now before the House on that subject there was a provision enacting that the persons arrested under it should be treated as untried prisoners.