HC Deb 28 July 1891 vol 356 c632

1. "That a sum, not exceeding £438,490, be granted to Her Majesty to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1892, for the Expenses of the Prisons in England, Wales, and the Colonies."

(12.55.) MR. T. M. HEALY

I wish to refer to the case of James McGrath, upon which I made some observations yesterday. I think I conveyed to the Committee that the relatives of this deceased person had no notice whatever of his having been seized with acute tuberculosis, but in this I was wrong, as is shown in a letter I have received from McGrath's mother. I do not wish it to be supposed that I would not correct an error as soon as I became aware that I had fallen into one. I think, however, that in the case of this man the conduct of the gaol officials was harsh, and that they ought to have given notice to the relatives earlier than they did.

Resolution agreed to.

Resolutions 2 and 3 (see pages 495, 501) agreed to.