HC Deb 24 July 1907 vol 178 cc1582-3
MR. HAZLETON (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give the figures for the year 1906, showing the number of prisoners in English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish prisons, respectively, obliged to wear chains or cross irons.


The numbers for the year 1906 of prisoners obliged to wear chains or cross irons were: in prisons in England, 15; Wales, 0; Scotland, 0; Ireland, 1.


What are cross irons?

MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

Are we going to take the burglars of Great Britain under our wing?