HC Deb 05 June 1882 vol 270 c63

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the fact that Captain Hill, one of the Inspectors of Irish Prisons, a short time ago visited Derry Gaol, while a number of his tenants were undergoing imprisonment there in default of giving bail, and, in the presence of the gaol officials, abused his tenants for not having paid their rents, and denounced them for having taken part in the land agitation; and, if this statement is correct, whether the Irish Government will take any notice of such conduct on the part of Captain Hill?


Mr. Hill, the Inspector of the Prisons Board referred to, informs me that in July, 1881, he saw a few of his tenants in Londonderry Gaol, but that he neither abused nor denounced them in any way whatsoever.