§ SIR ARTHUR OTWAY
gave Notice that on Thursday he would ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland a series of Questions with respect to the treatment of the Irish political prisoners. One of these would be whether he had taken any steps to shorten, or intended to shorten, the period of 18 hours' solitary confinement imposed upon these political prisoners not yet convicted of crime?
MR. JOSEPH COWEN
remarked that letters sent to "suspects" in Irish prisons had not been received by those gentlemen. He wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the letters not delivered to the political prisoners would be returned to the senders when opened?