§ Sir BERKELEY SHEFFIELD (Lincolnshire, Brigg)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the remarks made by the magistrate with reference to the case of a girl of tender age who had been brought to London from Lancashire by the suffragettes; and, if so, what action he proposes to take.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I have seen a report of the magistrate's remarks on the case of two girls, one from Preston, and the other from Huddersfield, which I think were justified. The magistrate tells me that he has made satisfactory arrangements for one of them to go home to her friends to-day, and he hopes, if the other will consent, to deal with her in the same way next Wednesday.