§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Home Secretary what proposals, if any, he intends to take to give Countess Markiewicz the facilities promised to Irish prisoners; if he will say whether any proposals have been suggested by the Irish National Aid Association (London branch); if these suggestions will be adopted, or the Countess be released; and if the evidence taken at her court-martial, with that of other prisoners, will be published?
§ Sir G. CAVE
The person mentioned receives all the privileges extended to the male Irish prisoners except that of association with other Irish prisoners, which is impossible in her case, as there are no other female Irish prisoners for her to associate with. As a special privilege, the duration of her visits has been extended, and I am considering whether additional visits can be allowed. I have not received any communication from the organisation mentioned in the question. The last part of the question does not concern the Home Office.