§ MR. E. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Rochester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will explain why the lodging allowance of one of the night watchmen at Birstal Convict Prison has been stopped since 1st June, 1891, although he is unable to occupy the quarters assigned to him, owing to their dirty and dilapidated condition?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
I am informed by the Directors of Convict Prisons that they have no knowledge of the matter referred to, which would not, in the ordinary course, come under their review till the end of the month. In the meantime, however, a Director will be -visiting the prison, and he will investigate the complaint.