HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 c41

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if the statement in the Birmingham Post is well founded, to the effect that the small Committee on Prison Treatment will include Mr. Bourke, Chairman of the Irish Prisons Board, Dr. McCabe, and Dr. O'Farrell; and, if the statement is not accurate, can he inform the House who are the parties who have been selected, and will he undertake that the Committee will contain members other than gentlemen who have been or are connected with prison administration in Ireland?


There is no truth in the report. I shall, of course, endeavour to make any committee or commission representative in its character.