§ MR. DARLING (Deptford)
I rise to ask the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information as to the occurrence of the great fire at Hull, which has destroyed a large amount of material which would have afforded employment for a great number of the working classes; whether he can inform the House how that fire has arisen, and particularly whether it was an incendiary fire; and whether the Home Office has received any information on the subject?
§ MR. ASQUITH
No, Sir; I am without any information except that which appears in the newspapers. I have caused inquiry to be made, and if the hon. and learned Gentleman will put the question down for to-morrow I will give him such information as I have.
§ MR. KEIR HARDIE (West Ham, S.)
I wish also to ask the right hon. Gentleman a question of which I have given him private Notice. It is whether the right hon. Gentleman has had his attention called to a resolution passed at a meeting of 30,000 workmen yesterday in Victoria Park, London, protesting against the Naval and Military Forces being used against law-abiding citizens and with the view of crushing the Unionists; and whether the Govern- 1027 merit are now prepared to withdraw the Naval and Military Forces from Hull?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I only received Notice of this question a few minutes ago, and in a matter of such importance I may fairly ask the hon. Member to put the question on the Paper.