HC Deb 24 July 1913 vol 55 c2214

asked the Home Secretary under what authority the police entered the Pavilion Music Hall on Monday last and arrested Mrs. Pankhurst; whether the police may in future enter private, houses for the purpose of such arrests; and whether there are any and, if so, what precedents for this purpose?


I answered this question in the Debate last night. Mrs. Pankhurst was arrested in pursuance of the express power of arrest given by the Temporary Discharge, Act. There is nothing in the Act to prevent the exercise of that power on private premises. There are many cases in which there is a power of arrest on private premises.