Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Home Secretary how many petitions he has received from ex-Warder Milman for restoration to his former rank; was Milman reduced for the offence with which he was charged; was his reduction due to evidence secretly brought against him; was the second volume of evidence, consisting of written 1882W statements of other officers, amended or revised by the governor of the prison; has Milman been ordered to present no more petitions for reinstatement; whether officers are allowed as a matter of course to see all evidence brought against them; and will he state the offence with which Milman was charged?
§ Sir G. CAVE
Civil Guard Milman was charged with entering a prisoner's cell and giving him a quantity of tea to which he was not entitled. I am informed that this is considered a serious prison offence, pointing to some improper purpose. Milman was charged in writing with the offence, and was called upon for his reply. There is no truth in the suggestion that the statements of officers were amended or revised by the governor. Milman denied the offence, but admitted that he entered the prisoner's cell. The case was proved, and he was reduced from the rank of warder. Four petitions have been received from him for restoration to his former rank, and he has been told to present no more petitions.