§ MR. REDMOND
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that, on the 25th of January, Mr. P. J. Murphy, of Cork, was liberated from Kilmainham Prison, on parole, for such time as was necessary to attend to some urgent private affairs, and having been required to sign an undertaking to give notice to the authorities when such affairs were duly arranged; whether, on the 12th of February, Mr. Murphy returned to Dublin, and wrote a letter to the authorities, informing them that he had re- 1256 turned to surrender his parole, and would remain for three days at the Imperial Hotel, in Dublin, ready to receive orders to return to prison; whether he remained for that period ready for re-arrest, and, in fact, called at Kilmainham, but received no intimation whatever from the authorities; and, whether, under these circumstances, his release did not become unconditional?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, that the facts were as stated by the hon. Member. Nothing had, however, occurred to alter the decision which had been come to by the authorities in this case.