§ MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the following paragraph which appeared in. The Nottingham Evening News of July 31, headed A chat with a Nottingham Surgeon, in which, referring to the death of Mr. John Mandeville, the writer says:—He proceeded to explain that prison bread is a diabolical concoction of chopped wheat, with the cuticle cut into lance-sharp particles for the purpose of inflaming the internal coatings of the stomachs of unhappy prisoners;and, whether there is any truth in the above allegation and description of prison bread?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
(who replied) said: No, Sir; the statement is entirely devoid of foundation.