§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain the reason why Jonathan Tanner, who was sentenced to six months' imprisonment at last Winter Assizes at Nenagh for the manslaughter of Cornelius Crowley, at Ballineen, County Cork, on 13th November, 1890, was released from prison on 13th April, five weeks before the term expired, whereas John Shorten, sentenced to the same term for the same crime, has served the full term?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The power of shortening a sentence is one which rests exclusively with the Lord Lieutenant.
§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
Is it true that one of these men is a well to do Protestant, while the other is a poor Roman Catholic?