HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 cc2872-3
48. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that Arthur O'Donnell, the only prisoner arrested in West Clare in connection with the late rising, is detained at Lewes Prison, and that though he has not been informed of any charge against him he is treated as though he was a convict; and whether, in view of the fact that there were no disturbances of any kind throughout county Clare, he will consider it advisable that Arthur O'Donnell should be released?


I regret that I have not yet got the answer to this question.


As this question is on the same lines as many others, may I ask would it not be better to deal with all these cases in a large and generous spirit, instead of chaffering over each in the spirit of a pawnbroker?

118. Mr. GRAHAM

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will say what food is allowed daily to each of the Irish untried prisoners detained in Wands-worth Prison; whether he is aware that the prisoners state that they are half-starved and that the amount of food supplied daily is not sufficient for one meal; and, considering that many of the prisoners were not in any way connected with the recent revolt in Ireland, will he give instructions that they be as well treated as German prisoners of war?


I would ask the hon. Gentleman to repeat the question. I have not got an answer.

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