HC Deb 16 June 1884 vol 289 cc401-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to his reply to a Question of the honourable Member for Mallow, that the object of the Government was to equalise the number of Protestants and Catholics in the higher grades of the warders in Mountjoy Prison, Whether he will take the first opportunity of doing the same at Maryborough Gaol, where the daily average number of Protestant prisoners is nine, and that of the Catholics fifty, and where the governor and two chief warders are Protestants?


When the opportunity arises, the Prisons Board inform me that they will endeavour to equalize the numbers at Maryborough. I may mention that this is an Invalid Prison, and that the Resident Medical Officer is a Roman Catholic.