§ 88. Sir C. YATE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the men Hogan and Cooley, convicted in January last of felony, described by the learned judge as non-political, and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, have been released; and, if so, upon what grounds?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Baird)
These persons were released from custody at the beginning of April in pursuance of the amnesty extended to prisoners who had committed offences in Great Britain from Irish political motives.
§ Sir J. BAIRD
It was extended to prisoners in the same category who had committed crimes from political motives.