§ MR. ANDERSON (Elgin, &c.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of Members of the House of Commons who have been prosecuted under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act; what is the number of Members who have been convicted under the Act; and how many hon. Members are now in prison?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND
Prosecutions under the Statute mentioned have been instituted against 24 Members, of whom 23 have been convicted, and the other case is still pending. The number of hon. Members now in prison is three.
§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the circumstance that yesterday the visiting justices of Kilkenny Gaol made a report protesting in the strongest manner against the prison treatment of Mr. Carew, and requesting that his clothes may be restored to him; and whether the right hon. Gentleman proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR)
I have received no information on the subject. I have no doubt Mr. Carew will be dealt with in the ordinary course by the Prisons Board. That is all the information that has reached me.