HC Deb 13 August 1896 vol 44 c752

In answer to Mr. CAREW,


My attention was called by the medical officers of the Prison Department to the health of certain of the treason-felony prisoners at Portland. I accordingly directed a special medical inquiry by Doctors Buzzard and Maudsley. Upon their report I have felt it my duty, as I should in all similar cases, to advise the release on licence, on grounds of ill-health, of four of the prisoners—viz., Daly, Devany, Gallagher, and Whitehead—and they will accordingly be released so soon as the doctors in each case advise, and arrangements are made with their friends.