HC Deb 30 March 1897 vol 48 cc120-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will inquire as to the condition of health, dietary, and general treatment of a man named John Smith, who was confined in Tullamore Goal for a month, was released on the 26th ultimo, and died nine days after, as alleged, from the effects of diarrhœa brought on by broad and water diet while in prison; and whether he has any objection to give the medical officer's record of the result of his examination of this man's condition of health on his reception, and at subsequent examinations, with the dietary ordered, whether in hospital or not?


I have made inquiry into this case, and have no reason to believe that the allegation in the first paragraph is accurate. I am willing to supply the hon. Member with a copy of the medical records, if he desires it.