HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 c1195

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he can state the number of prisoners convicted under The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, who were detained in the local prisons: in Sligo, Castlebar, and Mayo for the counties of Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Longford, and Westmeath, respectively, on 24th April last, and the number of such prisoners from these counties in custody in these prisons on Thursday last.


On the 24th April there were five such prisoners in Sligo prison, of whom two were from Sligo, and three from Roscommon. There were no persons in custody on that date from the other counties named, and none at all in custody on Thursday last.


May I as a matter of personal explanation say that I handed to the Clerk at the Table a large bundle of Questions, and they should have been on the Paper that day, but they are missing.


I understand the hon. Member selected Questions put down by other Members, and one Question the hon. Member put down in the name of another hon. Member. That hon. Member stated that he had never seen the Question, and gave no authority for it to be put down.


May I say respectfully, as a matter of personal explanation, that while I was in prison they pirated all my stuff about Sheridan?