HC Deb 21 March 1912 vol 35 cc2067-8

asked whether convicted suffragette prisoners are receiving different treatment in Holloway prison and better attention than ordinary prisoners confined for similar offences; and, if so, whether this difference in treatment has received his sanction?


Suffragette prisoners convicted summarily and sentenced to imprisonment in the second or third divisions are receiving the modified treatment specified in Rule 243a. Those convicted on indictment whose offences are more serious, and those sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour, are being treated under the ordinary rules, with some slight modifications in their favour in the matter of prison clothes and bathing which I have authorised.