HC Deb 07 August 1912 vol 41 c3173

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recent proceedings against Dr. Ethel Smyth on a charge of complicity in the attempt to set fire to Nuneham; whether he is aware that there was no evidence against Dr. Smyth; that the case was heard in private and that, as a consequence, misleading statements as to what took place have been published to the detriment of Dr. Smyth; and whether he proposes to take any steps to prevent any further cases being heard in private?


I know nothing of this case except what I have read in the newspaper reports. These do not show any irregularity in the proceedings; but if my hon. Friend will let me know on what evidence he founds his suggestion, I will of course make inquiry.