§ MR. O'SULLIVAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If it is a fact that there are about four times as many prisons and bridewells in Ireland as are required for the average number of prisoners in that Country; and, if so, whether the Government is prepared to bring in a Bill to amalgamate some of those prison establishments, and thereby relieve the cesspayers from unnecessary taxation?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, that he could not say that there were four times as many prisons as were required, though the statement would be quite true, to say the least of it, with regard to bridewells. His attention had been directed to the subject, and he hoped to bring in a Bill to deal with it.