HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 cc1194-5

I desire to ask the Home Secretary a question of which I have only been able to give him short notice, namely, whether he can give the House any information concerning the raid on the Women's Social and Political Union offices this morning; what number of arrests have been made; under which Act action was taken; and whether there are special reasons to account for this new development?


I understand that five arrests were made this morning by the police, who entered Lincoln's Inn House, which is the headquarters of the Women's Social and Political Union. The police so acted because that Union is an association of persons which is charged with conspiring to incite to commit criminal offences.