MR. P. O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is optional with Prison Governors in Ireland to allow or disallow prisoners to give evidence before a Coroner as to the cause of death within the prison and the prison treatment of a fellow-prisoner; and whether there is any precedent for the action of the Governor of Mountjoy Prison in withholding from the Coroner the knowledge that five witnesses were willing to give material evidence as to the cause of the death of the late Mr. P. W. Nally?
§ MR. MADDEN
(who replied) said: The hon. Gentleman, in the second paragraph of his question, requires information as to the ordinary course in such cases. I have not yet been able to obtain the information necessary to enable me to answer that question, and I must ask him to postpone it.