§ Mr. GINNELL
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Mr. Partridge, a member of Dublin Corporation, in penal servitude as a political prisoner at Lewes under sentence of a secret court-martial, still lives; if so, whether he is in a dying condition; and, if the Government do not wish to incur responsibility for the slow- 2038 execution of a political opponent as such, whether Mr. Partridge will be released forthwith?
§ Mr. BRACE
Mr. Partridge is now in a nursing home in Brighton under the care of his wife. He was suffering from chronic-Bright's disease before he was first received in prison, but his health has been fairly good till about ten days ago, when serious symptoms appeared. A physician was called in for consultation, and on Thursday last authority was given for his release for treatment in the nursing home.