HC Deb 17 June 1881 vol 262 cc770-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether there is any objection to the production of the report made as to the recent complaints of the political prisoners of Limerick Gaol, respecting which Questions have recently been put in this House; and, if he can now state whether the causes of reasonable complaint by the prisoners have been removed?


Sir, the Report made by the Inspector under the general prison clauses is a confidential document which I cannot produced. I do not think there were causes of reasonable complaint; but I may state, as a matter of fact, that Mr. Hodnett, whose case has been alluded to, had an interview on the 2nd instant with the Governor of the prison, admitted to him that he had been doing wrong, and promised that he would not give trouble in the future. The Governor, therefore, was able to remove all the restrictions under which he had been placed.