§ 46. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Prime Minister how many prisoners are now in penal servitude in connection with the recent insurrection in Ireland; whether any but those are undergoing penal servitude in pursuance of sentences of courtsmartial; and whether, having regard to the character of the Courts and to the circumstances, the Government have considered the advisability of treating them all as prisoners of war, subject to effective security of detention?
§ Mr. TENNANT
According to the latest returns 125 are in penal servitude. The answer to the rest of the question is in the negative.