§ MR. HAYDEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been drawn to the rule made by the Home Secretary with respect to the treatment of juvenile offenders in prison, dated 17th April, 1896; and, whether this rule extends to Ireland; if not, will he take steps to have it so extended?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
My attention has already been directed to the rule referred to, with the principle of which I am in agreement. Certain necessary inquiries are now being made with regard to some of the details of the rule before the question of its extension to Ireland can be finally decided upon.