§ MR. M. J. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he has received a statement of evidence and also a petition praying for the release of Thomas Collins, at present confined in the invalid prison of Maryborough; whether inquiries have been made in reference thereto; and whether the prisoner's release will be granted?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The statement of evidence and the petition referred to praying for the release of Convict Thomas Collins were duly received and acknowledged. After full consideration of all the circumstances of the case, the Lords Justices decided, on Friday last, that there was no ground to interfere with the sentence.