HC Deb 03 July 1916 vol 83 cc1222-3W

asked the Home Secretary if he will test the accuracy of the information supplied to him to the effect that no Irish untried prisoners are kept in solitary confinement by an inquiry into the cases of Dr. Dundon, Knutsford Gaol, Frank Healy, barrister, Knutsford Gaol, and Denis M'Cullough, Knutsford Gaol; whether Mr. M'Cullough now in Frongoch camp, is still kept in solitary confinement; and whether the diet at Knutsford is complained of as insufficient and of poor quality?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the answer I gave on 28th June to Question No. 47, put by the hon. Member for Cork City. No persons in Frongoch Camp are kept in solitary confinement. The statement that the diet at Knutsford is insufficient and of poor quality is incorrect; it is the ordinary scale of diet allowed for prisoners of war. There have been complaints from outside and some from inside. The latter have been to some extent prompted by those who made the complaints from outside; they have been considered and met, so far as there was any ground for this.

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