HC Deb 23 July 1914 vol 65 cc638-9
68. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Home Secretary whether he consented to receive a deputation from the Forcible Feeding Protest Committee of Medical Men on the 15th July, at 4 p.m.; and whether that deputation withdrew, and for what reason?


I had consented to receive a deputation as described in the question. The deputation brought with them a reporter, and stated that they desired to publish the proceedings. I had understood that they wished to represent certain views to me personally, and I should have been glad to listen to them, but, inasmuch as the subject involved the discussion of the cases of individual prisoners then undergoing sentence in Holloway, I could not agree to be a party to a public discussion with them of such cases. The deputation then withdrew.