HC Deb 19 November 1902 vol 114 c1364

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he can state if Members of Parliament sentenced to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, under The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, are permitted during their imprisonment to receive their Parliamentary Papers and to communicate with the authorities of this House as to Amendments and Notices of Motions standing in their names; and, if not, whether he will direct any modification of the prison rules in this respect.


No, Sir; the prison rules do not, I am advised, admit of the privileges referred to. It is not proposed to alter the rules, which are identical with those in force in English prisons.