§ 43. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Messrs. O'Flaherty, Troy, and Sweeney are still detained untried prisoners in this country though known to the medical officers to be in a state of health unfit for imprisonment, the first from age and heart disease, the second from acute rheumatism, and the third from a mental disease; whether Mr. Troy, while unfit to be out of bed, has been forced to walk in great pain several miles to the camp at Frongoch; whether he has yet recovered from the effects of that treatment; and, if these three men are not to be released immediately, whether an independent doctor will be allowed to examine them?
The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. H Samuel)
There are four prisoners at Frongoch bearing the surname of O'Flaherty, and two bearing that of Troy. If the hon. Member will furnish the full names of the two prisoners in whom he is interested I will make inquiry with regard to them. Peter Sweeney is receiving all necessary medical attention. The medical staff of the places of detention is adequate to deal with cases of illness.