§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
asked, Whether the Chief Secretary for Ireland was aware of any alteration having been made in the treatment of the Rev. Father M'Fadden in prison; and if it were true that he had been deprived of the use of writing materials and had other restrictions placed upon him; and, if so, why?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, 1852 said, the hon. Gentleman was probably aware that these questions did not come before him. He was not aware of any change whatever in the case; nor did he think that the prison authorities would have a right to deprive Father M'Fadden of any privileges to which he was entitled as a first-class misdemeanant.
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
asked, when the right hon. Gentleman would be able to obtain information and answer the Question?