§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it has come to his knowledge that a man lately discharged from Portland Prison applied to the Governor for certain information from the medical record at Portland concerning his health during the last two years of his imprisonment there; whether he is aware that the information asked for is required by an Insurance Company before the man can have his life insured for the benefit of his family; and whether, under the circumstances, and as the information can only be supplied by the prison doctor under whose care he was for the term specified, he will cause the Governor to give it?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
Yes, Sir, I am aware of this case. I have given directions that the medical officers shall give any information in their possession to any Insurance Company that may apply for it.