HC Deb 13 March 1911 vol 22 c2023W

asked the Home Secretary what were the precise terms of the order given by him on 18th November last to the police as to the desirability of avoiding the arrest of women who took part in the suffrage deputations on that day; whether the order was verbal or in writing, and to whom it was given; and what were the reasons for the order?


No orders, verbal or written, emanating directly or indirectly from me were given to the police engaged in dealing with the Suffrage demonstration either on or before the 18th November. For the rest I must refer the hon. Member to the very full answer I gave the Noble Lord the Member for Nottingham on Friday.