HC Deb 03 May 1881 vol 260 c1654

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that Mr. Jasper Tully, editor of the "Roscommon Herald," now a prisoner in Kilmainham, has been refused permission to follow his usual avocation, as provided in the Regulations issued by the Lord Lieutenant in reference to the treatment of persons detained under the Protection of Person and Property Act; whether Mr. Tully has been refused permission to receive American newspapers, notably the "New York Herald;" and, if so, whether he will state to the House the reasons which have induced the Prison Board to adopt this course towards Mr. Tully?


My answer to the last Question covers a part of the inquiry of the hon. Member. In reply to the remaining part of the Question, I may say that the Government does not propose to preclude the prisoner Tully from following his avocation, as far as is consistent with the prison regulations; but they will not suffer the privilege to be improperly used.