§ MR. HEALY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that the persons detained in Kilmainham under the Coercion Act have come to a resolution to use only the prison fare; and, if he will give instructions for a better kind of bread to be supplied to them than that of which he has been sent samples?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
Sir, with respect to the last part of the Question of the hon. Member, I may say that I did receive a sample of bread; but, as no letter accompanied it, I could not tell who it came from. With regard to the first part of the hon. Member's Question, I have to say that I have seen a statement to that effect in the newspapers. I do not know whether it is true or not, and it is not my business to inquire. As regards the second part of the Question, all I can say with respect to it is, that if there is reasonable ground of complaint as to the bread, or any other article of food, I have not the slightest doubt that, on its being represented either to the doctor or to the Governor of the Prison, it would be inquired into.