HC Deb 03 March 1909 vol 1 cc1554-5W

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether quite recently at Dunshaughlin, county Meath, a soldier of the Royal Engineers was being detained a prisoner, and that during the time of the detention a civil employee was placed in charge of the soldier as guard; and, if so, is this course regular?


It is the case that in August last a soldier was placed in open arrest at Dunshaughlin, but no civil employee was put in charge of him. The arrest being open, no guard at all was required.