§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can yet state the result of his inquiry into the alleged absence for several days of any Visiting Justices at Galway Gaol; whether any Visiting Justices have recently, and when, visited the prisoners in Derry Gaol; and, whether, having regard to the well-known weak health and impaired constitution of Mr. Blane, M.P., now confined in that prison, he will direct the Visiting Justices and the medical officials to pay particular regard to that gentleman's health?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.) ,
in reply, said, that the General Prisons Board informed him that there was no rule requiring the Visiting Justices to visit the prisons at stated times. The matter was left to their own discretion. The Visiting Justices visited the prison on the 12th of last month. The Board were of opinion that there was nothing in the state of the health of the hon. Member for South Armagh (Mr. Blane) that called for any special treatment.