§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will allow the poor women and men of the Salvation Army, who are sentenced to prison at Eastbourne, to be visited on Saturday next by a Justice of the Peace of Hull, Middlesex, Westminster, and Sussex, of 27 years' standing, whose object is to see if complaints made to him of the bad treatment of the Salvation Army by other Justices of Sussex are correctly made?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
If my hon. Friend is a Justice of the Peace for the County of Sussex he requires no authority from me to visit and inquire into the treat- 130 ment of the Salvationists recently convicted at Eastbourne. He has this authority under Section 15 of the Prison Act of 1877.