§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Under what category persons committed to prison under Section 13 of the Irish Potty Sessions Act, for refusing to answer or refusing to be sworn, are classed for the purposes of prison discipline; and, whether they are treated as convicted prisoners, or as parsons committed for contempt of Court?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
As misdemeanants of the first class.
§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
wished to know how that was, considering that prisoners committed for contempt in civil cases in the Superior Courts, and in criminal cases in Quarter Sessions Courts, were treated differently from prisoners committed under the Petty Sessions Act?
§ MR. HOLMES
said, he was not aware any such difference existed.