§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact, as stated by Mr. Blunt in The Freeman's Journal, that Dr. Kinkead, surgeon of Galway Prison, was summoned before the Prisons Board in Dublin, and cautioned by Mr. Bourke, the Chairman of the Board, regarding Mr. Blunt; whether Dr. Kinkead was forbidden to take Mr. Blunt into hospital, except in the case of serious illness, or threatened with the interference of another doctor if he should so remove Mr. Blunt; and, whether Dr. Kinkead ever received directly or indirectly either from the Chief or Under Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or the Prisons Board, or any member thereof, any instructions as to how he was to treat prisoners, political or others?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
(who replied) said: The allegations contained in Mr. Blunt's letter referred to in the Question are without foundation. Dr. Kinkead received no instructions in the matter other than those which he had before him in the ordinary Prison Rules.