HC Deb 16 February 1894 vol 21 cc609-10
MR. DARLING (Deptford)

As my constituency is contiguous to Greenwich, I desire, in the absence of the Member for Greenwich, to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can give the House any information as to the explosion which is reported to have taken place at Greenwich yesterday, and whether it is the fact, as has been reported in several newspapers, that it was well known to the police that the Anarchists of a particular club were in the habit of meeting there, and ha I in their possession explosives, and, if this is so, why these persons were not arrested before they had the opportunity of doing any injury to themselves or anybody else?


No, Sir; I am not at the present moment in a position to give any information on the subject, except that the whole matter is being carefully investigated.