HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 c1460
55. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister whether it is by his orders or authority that Miss Sylvia Pankhurst had been summoned to appear on 28th October at Ronishaw, Derbyshire, for a speech advocating Socialism delivered on 28th September; and whether the Government has taken any decision to suppress the advocacy of Socialist opinions?


Miss Sylvia Pankhurst was prosecuted by the Director of Public Prosecutions, and was convicted of an offence against the Defence of the Realm Regulations. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative.