HC Deb 12 August 1889 vol 339 c1010

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, during May last, or at any other time, Mr. P. J. J. Joyce, of the Irish Prisons Board, gave directions to the Governor of the Derry Gaol to have the prison chaplains watched, and to note what class of prisoners they especially visited, and if they visited Father Stephens, Mr. M'Hugh, and Mr. Kelly oftener than the other prisoners; and, if they did so, to remonstrate with them; and, whether it is within the sphere of Mr. Joyce's duties to give directions to the Governor of Derry Goal to have a watch set upon the prison chaplains?


This question has been already substantially answered in the reply given to a question on the same subject put by the hon. Member on 30th May last. The general instructions of the Prisons Board in the mattes were conveyed to the Governors of Prisons through the several Inspectors of the Board.