HC Deb 08 February 1904 vol 129 c593

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the insanitary condition of the lock-up for untried prisoners under temporary arrest in the Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks, Longford; and, whether, seeing that in consequence of cold and dampness several deaths have occurred in consequence of detention in this lock-up, he will cause inquiry to be made with a view to putting these cells into sanitary order and comfort, so that prisoners can be detained without danger to their health or life.


I am informed that no deaths have occurred attributable to the condition of this lock-up. The building is detached from the police barrack and in this respect is inconveniently placed. I am making inquiry into its general condition and will communicate the result of my inquiries to the hon. Member.