§ Mr. WILLIAM REDMOND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many prisons have been closed in Ireland in the last twenty years; and for what are these buildings at present being used?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The number of prisons which have been closed in Ireland 1158 during the last twenty years is twelve. Of these eight have been handed over to the local authorities, and I have no means of knowing how they are now used. Of the others one is a lunatic asylum, one is an inebriate reformatory, and two are available when required for prisoners at Winter Assizes, Quarter Sessions, or in case of emergency.