HC Deb 31 March 1882 vol 268 c480

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Mr. Richard Hodnett, suspect, while in Cork Gaol, was called on by two gentlemen on the 3rd February; whether the gentlemen were informed by a warder that Mr. Hodnett refused to see them; whether he is aware that Mr. Hodnett denies having given any such message; but, on the contrary, states that he was anxious to see his friends; and, what notice the Government propose to take of the matter?


, in reply, said, that two men called on Mr. Hodnett, while in Cork Gaol, on the 3rd of February. He was informed of their arrival, and he stated to the warder that he could see no visitors that day. The warder informed the two visitors accordingly.


said, the truth of this statement was altogether denied by Mr. Hodnett.