HC Deb 08 July 1889 vol 337 c1688

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the hon. Member for Mid Cork (Dr. Tanner) was again, since his last trial, forced with violence into the prison van at Clonmel; whether any other hon. Member of this House has been similarly treated in Ireland during his imprisonment under the Crimes Act; and whether he will state why the hon. Member for Mid Cork alone has been treated thus?


I understand that it is the case that it became again necessary to force the hon. Member mentioned into the prison van, as he refused to enter it. No violence was used, nor any unnecessary force. I am not aware whether there has been any previous case of resistance on the part of a convicted Member.