HC Deb 25 June 1902 vol 110 c24

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether inquiries have been made into the imprisonment of an old man named John Lavin, of Carricknahorna, near Boyle, who is seventy-three years of age, for alleged contempt of Court; whether he is aware that Laving has for fourteen months ceased to be in forcible possession of the house from which he was evicted; and whether he can state when it is proposed to release this man from custody.


As I have previously informed the hon. Member, the Executive Government has no power to intervene in the case of prisoners committed for contempt of Court.