HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 cc11-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant whether his attention has been directed to an article in the Medical Press, reprinted in the Irish Times of the 7th March, complaining that Irish prison Burgeons are made the scapegoats for the acts of the Government whenever these acts may create uproar or involve adverse criticism; is it a fact that the Prisons Board requires a weekly return of extra diets and remissions of prison discipline ordered by the surgeons, with the reasons for which they are granted, to prisoners under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act; and have prison surgeons been reprimanded by the Prisons Board for the granting of such indulgences and remissions to such prisoners?


There is no truth in the statement that the Irish prison surgeons are made the scapegoats for the acts of the Government.