HC Deb 29 July 1909 vol 8 cc1448-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give the length of service of the late Private Andrew Jamieson, who was found dead with his throat cut in a cell of the regimental prison at the Curragh; why the man received imprisonment; what was the sentence and the diet the man was fed upon prior to death; was the man confined in a cell measuring nine feet square; and will he state how many suicides have taken place in the Curragh within the past three weeks?


The total service of this man amounted to 15 years 36 days. He was awarded 168 hours detention (not imprisonment) for absence from duty—this being the second offence of this nature in three weeks. The diet was, according to the scale, fixed by the regulations which was very carefully considered and approved by the medical authorities. The cell measured 10ft. by 8ft. by 11ft. 6in. This is the only case of suicide at the Curragh during the past three weeks.