§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Dr. Gallagher and others of the Irish prisoners at Portland are suffering from excessive ill-health; and, if so, whether he will order a special medical inquiry to be held?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. H. H. ASQUITH, Fife, E.)
All the prisoners referred to, with one exception (John Curtin) are now in good health. The prisoner Gallagher was admitted in the hospital for anæmia on May 1. He was discharged from the hospital on the 30th, having gained 41b. in weight, and expressing himself as very well. The prisoner Curtin is at present in the hospital, and I have had a special inquiry made by Dr. Gover into his condition. He shows some improvement, and his case is being carefully watched.