HC Deb 07 August 1924 vol 176 cc3090-1

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the universal desire for amnesty for political offenders and its recognition by almost every Government in Europe, he is prepared to consider the release of all Irish political prisoners now confined in the various gaols of this country, whether sentenced in this country or in Northern Ireland?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave yesterday to a question on this subject by the hon. Member for Dartford. The Home Secretary has no authority respecting the duration of the imprisonment of persons convicted and sentenced in Northern Irelad who have been transferred to English prisons. That is a matter for the Government of Northern Ireland. Any question relating to prisoners in Scotland should be addressed to the Secretary for Scotland.


asked the Home Secretary of State the number of prisoners belonging to the Government of Northern Ireland now confined in gaols of Great Britain; the names of such prisoners; the nature of their respective offences; the date of their trial; and the period of their sentences?


This question only appeared on the Notice Paper yesterday. I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as the information desired has come to hand.

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