HC Deb 15 June 1891 vol 354 cc410-1
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenaut of Ireland whether he is aware that Joseph Mullet, who was recently transferred from Downpatrick Convict Prison is in bad health, and that continued imprisonment is likely to cause his death; whether he will have inquiry made with the view of ascertaining if there is any immediate danger to his life, and whether, under the circumstances, he will without delay permit a medical examination of him to be made by an independent doctor named by the mother of the prisoner?


From the Report received from the General Prisons Board, it appears that the convict mentioned has been subject to asthma, but that since his transfer to Maryborough the attacks have become slight and his general state of health has improved. The medical officer of the prison further reports that the convict's life is not in danger, nor is his health likely to suffer from further imprisonment.