HC Deb 04 March 1909 vol 1 c1719W

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that Mrs. Duval, recently sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment in connection with the recent disturbance at Downing Street, though a member of the Women's League, was in no way connected with the demonstration, was merely an ordinary spectator, was not near Downing-street, and was not making any obstruction, and that this can be borne out by three independent witnesses; and, if so, in view of her bad state of health, he can see his way to bring about her immediate discharge?


I have made inquiry, and I am informed that the evidence clearly proved the charge of obstruction. Mrs. Duval's health was not very satisfactory when received in prison. She has been admitted to hospital, and is receiving careful treatment.