§ MR. REDMOND
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Prisons Board have received and considered complaints made by Messrs. Finn and McGrath, at present in Dundalk Gaol, with reference to punishments inflicted upon them for breaches of prison regulations; whether these punishments were in the one case the stoppage of all correspondence for three days, and in the other a sentence to punishment diet for three days; and, whether the Prisons Board have taken any action in the matter?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
said, that Messrs. Finn and M'Grath, at present in Dundalk Gaol, were punished because during Divine Service, at the prayer for the Queen, they rose to leave the chapel, and refused to obey the order to keep their places. They were not compelled to attend Service. The Prisons Board approved the infliction of the punishment, and he saw no reason to dissent from the Board.