§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Home Secretary if he will give the names of all the untried Irish political prisoners at Frongoch and at Reading, respectively, who have been isolated or subjected to solitary confinement or other punishment as distinguished from detention since 15th July last, with, in each case, the alleged offence, the tribunal, the punishment, and its duration; and if he will state the law or rule relied upon to authorise this treatment of untried prisoners?
It would be contrary to practice to give such a list as the hon. Member desires in answer to a question. At Frongoch since the 15th July last fifteen punishments of various periods of detention or close confinement not exceeding fourteen days have been awarded by the commandant, and one man has been dealt with by a military court. In addition to these, 142 men have been segregated in the North Camp for a time with the loss of certain privileges for refusing to perform a fatigue duty. There have been no punishments at Beading. The authority for the punishments is furnished by the Royal Warrant for the maintenance of discipline which is applied to these prisoners in pursuance of the powers conferred by Defence of the Realm Regulation 14B.
§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Home Secretary how many untried Irish prisoners are 1354W now detained at Wormwood Scrubs; and in what respects the treatment of them differs from that of the untried Irish prisoners detained elsewhere?
§ Mr. CLANCY
asked the Home Secretary whether he has any objection to giving to the Member for North Dublin County a list of the persons belonging to that district who are still interned at Frongoch and other places in Great Britain in connection with the recent insurrection in Ireland?
A list of the interned prisoners belonging to North Dublin County is being prepared, and I hope to give it to the hon. Member as soon as it is completed.