§ 76. Mr. KING
asked whether John Maclean is still in Peterhead prison; how many times he has been forcibly fed since July last; whether his bodily health 2114 and nervous condition are sound; and whether he is capable of being nominated as a Parliamentary candidate in the constituency where he is the adopted Labour representative?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Maclean has been artificially fed twice a day since July last, but no application of force has been required on any occasion. In reply to the third part of the question, Maclean's condition is reported to be satisfactory. His weight has not diminished since artificial feeding commenced, and I am advised that under existing conditions there is no reason to anticipate serious consequences to Maclean's health. As regards the fourth part, I have no authority to express an opinion.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Would the right hon. Gentleman allow the gentleman representing him at his election see him in prison?