HC Deb 05 July 1875 vol 225 c952

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether his attention has been called to a letter of Mr. Tallack, the Secretary of the Howard Association, in "The Daily News" of Saturday last, on the subject of the treatment of prisoners in Devonport Gaol; and, whether, with reference thereto and his own remarks on the subject, he has any objection to lay before the House the Correspondence between the naval authorities and the magistrates of Devonport on the subject of the removal of naval prisoners from Devonport Gaol, and the statistics, if any, upon which the removal was directed?


, in reply, said, his attention had not been called to the letter in question. He had, however, received a letter complaining of reflections supposed to Be cast by him (Mr. Hunt) upon the Governor of the Devonport Gaol. Now, he had made no reflections upon the Governor of the Devonport Gaol; he had alluded only to the system which, he said, was the reason why naval prisoners had been removed from that gaol. He had no objection to lay on the Table the Correspondence referred to, together with some other Papers on the same subject.