HC Deb 25 January 1897 vol 45 c383
MR. J. L. CAREW (Dublin, College Green)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether prison officials in Ireland are entitled, by the terms of their appointments, to fire and light in their rooms during the six winter months; and if so, why are all the officials in Grangegorman Prison, Dublin, except the superintendent, deprived of this right?


Subordinate prison officers, and some of the superior officers are entitled by the terms of their appointment to fuel and light during the winter months, and there is no difference, I am informed, between the regulations in force in this respect at Grangegorman and at other prisons.


Asked whether Grangegorman was not a female prison, and whether that did not make an important difference?


said that Grangegorman was a female prison, and he understood the arrangement was that where there was no mess room any female warder applying for a fire in her bedroom would, under ordinary circumstances, be granted one. He was not sure that under any circumstances a fire had been refused.