§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I beg to ask the Secretary for the Home Department, with reference to the statement of the Prison Commissioners dissenting from a recommendation of the Prisons Committee on the ground that the presence of a medical expert on the Board would not facilitate the work of the other Commissioners and would seriously hinder his own, whether he is aware that the Irish Prisons Board includes a medical expert; and whether the Commissioners have made inquiry as to the effect of this constitution of the Irish Prisons Board?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
Yes; I was aware of the constitution of the Irish Prisons Board. I may say that every aspect of the question was very fully considered by me before I decided against adopting the recommendation of the Committee.