HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 cc167-8
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the hospital of the Criminal Lunatic Asylum has until recently been occupied by a body of 12 police constables and a sergeant; if he can state under what cir- cumstances and at whose instance they were sent to the asylum; under what circumstances and at whose instance they have been removed; and what was the cost of this force of police during the 23 months of their residence in the asylum?


A police force has been placed for some years past in the Criminal Lunatic Asylum to prevent the escape of patients while alterations were being made in the asylum, and these alterations having been completed the force has been withdrawn.