§ 12. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the 70 prisoners awaiting trial at the time of the passing of the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act have been brought to trial under that Act, and with what results?
§ Mr. HENRY
I assume that the 70 prisoners referred to by my hon. Friend are prisoners for so-called political offences. Eight of these prisoners have been on hunger strike, and this has prevented their being brought to trial. With this exception there is now no person awaiting trial for any alleged political offence committed before 9th August.