HC Deb 22 November 1917 vol 99 c1337
20. Major NEWMAN

asked the Chief Secretary whether by arrangements between Irish political prisoners of war and the Irish Government the following scale of dietary has been adopted while they remain in confinement: breakfast 1 pint of tea, 1 egg, -pint of milk, 1 pint of porridge, and 8 ozs. of bread; dinner, 10 ozs. of meat, 16 ozs. of potatoes, 1 pint of milk, and 8 ozs. of bread; and supper, 1 pint of tea, 8 ozs. of bread, 1 pint of milk, and butter; and, if so, whether, in view of the very real shortage of eggs for wounded and convalescent soldiers and of milk for the children of the poor, the Government will ask the prisoners of war if they would accept 4 ozs. of meat in lieu of an egg and wine or beer instead of milk at dinner and tea?


No, Sir.


Has there been no scale of dietary agreed on for Mountjoy Prison between the Government and these prisoners?


Certainly not.