HC Deb 18 June 1912 vol 39 cc1490-1
67. Mr. HUNT

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now say if his attention has been called to the statement of Mr. Tillett on Tower Hill on 11th June in which he is reported to have said that he was going to take a gun and would shoot Lord Devon-port; and whether, in view of the fact that men have been lately imprisoned for urging soldiers not to shoot when ordered to do so, he can say whether no punishment is to be inflicted on men who threaten to shoot people without orders?


I have seen no report containing any such definite threat as is suggested in the question.


Did not the right hon. Gentleman get two different reports from two different papers with a letter from me from which this question was copied? Are we really to understand that there is to be no close time even for Liberal peers in the summer months?