HC Deb 22 March 1881 vol 259 cc1655-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Rev. S. F. Green, now a prisoner in Lancaster Castle for disregarding a monition of Lord Penzance, acting under the Public Worship Regulation Act, will have the same indulgences allowed him as are permitted to the prisoners confined in Kilmainham Gaol under the Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Act?


Sir, I presume this Question is intended as a jest; but if it is to be answered seriously, I would say that the gentleman referred to is, as I imagine, committed for contempt of Court, and, consequently, is treated under the Rules laid on the Table as a first-class misdemeanant. The other prisoners referred to are dealt with under the Rules settled and arranged under the Act recently passed by Parliament.