§ MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in accordance with the recommendations of Lord Kimberley's Commission, that independent outside inspectors should be appointed to the convict prisons of the Country generally, men of representative character and position were appointed in England by the then Home Secretary, Sir Richard Cross; whether outside visitors were subsequently appointed for the Irish prisons, the appointments only being for one year; whether these appointments have long since expired; and, if he would explain why they have never been renewed?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, the hon. Member is under a misapprehension; the appointments have not been suffered to lapse. The Visitors to the Irish Convict Prisons were first appointed for one year in September, 1880; and in October last the appointments were renewed for another year.