HC Deb 24 April 1907 vol 173 cc26-7

To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he is aware that a woman named Macauley who was tried on the 28th ultimo for larceny at Newtownards, county Down, was supplied during the nights she was in the barracks with whiskey; and if he will cause inquiry to be made as to why liquor was given to this woman under such circumstances.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I am informed by the police that it is not the fact that this woman was supplied with whiskey during the nights she was in custody. At mid-day on 21st March, she became faint when about to be taken before the court, and the police allowed her to send for a small quantity of whiskey as a restorative. The magistrates were subsequently informed of the fact, and they commended the conduct of the police.