§ DR. KENEALY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Commission appointed by him to inquire into the case of John Nolan, who died in Clerkenwell Prison, and on whom an inquest was held, in which the jury returned the following verdict,That the said John Nolan died of congestion of the lungs, and that death was accelerated "by excessive and repeated punishments, on bread and water, ordered by the governor and sanctioned by the medical officer. The jury are further of opinion that it is impossible for the medical officer to attend to his duties at the Prison without being resident. The jury are also of opinion that all kinds of repeated punishment should only be administered under the supervision of the visiting committee,has yet made a report; and, if not, how soon it may be expected, and whether he will lay it upon the Table of the House, and have it printed and circulated among Members?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS,
in reply, said, the Report of the inquiry instituted into the case of that man, who died in Clerkenwell Prison, was received a week or 10 days ago, and if the hon. Member moved for it, it would be given as an unopposed Return.