HC Deb 28 July 1904 vol 138 cc1451-2
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Samuel J. Carmichael, ex-warder of Mountjoy Prison, was dismissed from the service for an alleged assault on a prisoner, which was afterwards admitted to be the action of a warder called Bell; and whether, in view of the fact that Chief Warder Hennessy swore in his evidence that he was informed by a prisoner who witnessed the assault that Bell committed it, he will direct a further inquiry to be held in the case.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Carmichael was dismissed as a result of a sworn inquiry held by one of the visiting justices, and of a further sworn inquiry held by the Inspector of Prisons. The charge of assault on a prisoner was fully and clearly established against him. It was not admitted that the assault had been committed by Warder Bell, and no statement, such as alleged, was made by the chief warder. It is not proposed to re-open the case.