HC Deb 21 July 1881 vol 263 cc1458-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a secret circular has been issued to the officials in all prisons in which suspects are confined; whether it instructs the warders to pay particular attention to what the suspects say in conversation with each other during the two hours of association, when warders are in constant attendance, listening to what is said; whether the warders are instructed to write down in the evening the impression they may have received, and report to the Governor; and, whether he was aware of the issue of the circular, and approves of it?


Sir, no such communications have been made to the prison officials in Ireland, either by Circular or otherwise.