HC Deb 31 March 1896 vol 39 c518
MR. EDWARD M'HUGH (Armagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been drawn to the report of an inquest in which appears a complaint made by Mr. Coroner Finnigan, of Belfast, about the inequality of the Law of England and Ireland in regard to persons under arrest on a charge of homicide or murder; and, whether an accused person under arrest in England can claim the right to be present, in charge of prison warders, at any inquest where his conduct may be the subject of investigation, whether such privilege is granted to a prisoner in Ireland, and, if not, will he take steps to have the practice in this matter assimilated in both countries?


There has not been sufficient time to make inquiry into the points raised in the hon. Member's Question to enable a reply to be given to-day, but if he will repeat the Question after the Recess the Chief Secretary will be in a position to answer it.