§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
I beg to ask the Home Secretary aquestion of which I have given him private notice—whether he has received any report relative to an alleged riot at Wakefield last night, in which a company of Wycliffe preachers are stated to have been attacked by the mob, one of them struck in the face, another knocked down and rolled in the mud, and all of them compelled to fly for refuge from a shower of missiles; and whether if this is so he will satisfy himself that the police afforded efficient and sufficient protection to these preachers?
§ *SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY
I have heard nothing of the alleged riots, but if the hon. Baronet says that there has been anything of the sort, I will, of course, make inquiries.