HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 cc1035-6
79. Mr. PALMER

asked the Home Secretary whether a woman who was convicted in 1913, under the name of Queenie Gerald, of keeping a disorderly flat in Piccadilly Circus has since, under the assumed name of the Honourable Geraldine Q. G. Gayner, been carrying on her former methods in a flat at No. 9, Maddox Street, W.; whether it has come to his knowledge that complaints have been made to the police, both by the military authorities and by civilians, in regard to this flat extending over a long period: and can he state why no action has been taken by the police?


The woman in question occupies a flat at the address mentioned, and certain complaints with regard to her have reached the police; but, so far as can be ascertained, she is the only occupant and there is no evidence to show that the flat is used as a brothel. If the hon. Member has any information to show that there are any contraventions of the law, he should communicate it to the police.


Has the right hon. Gentleman sought information from those who have complained to the police, and is he aware that the police have promised to raid the premises, but have never done so?


There have been no grounds for doing so.


Is there any truth in the report circulated in the Press that a lady of this name is seeking Parliamentary honours?