HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 c1584

I beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn."


I wish to bring forward the matter of the ill-treatment of Miss Jessie Brown, and the fact that the Government have made no attempt whatever to do anything for her. The case is this: On Saturday evening, 28th December, 1907, Miss Jessie Brown, the daughter of a Scotch minister, who is dead, going home after business with a friend, was within a few minutes' walk of her house, when she stopped for a minute at the window of a shop. She was at once arrested by two plain-clothes policemen, and forced to go with them to the Southern Police Court. Both these constables were subsequently fined for illegal arrest, and one of them was convicted for bigamy. They were a nice pair, on whose evidence alone this woman was convicted.

Notice taken that forty Members were not present. House counted, and forty Members not being present,

The House was adjourned at Eight minutes after Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow (Friday)