§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can, now give the particulars asked for in reference to forcible feeding of prisoners in. connection with suffrage disturbances?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
During the year ended 31st March last, the cases of artificial feeding in the prisons in England and Wales were as follows:—Suffragists, 2 males and three females; weak-minded persons, seven males and four females; medical cases in which there was physical' inability to take food, three males and one female; cases of other prisoners in which food was refused from motives of perversity or misconduct, eleven males and five females. The total numbers are twenty-three males and thirteen females. Medical officers were present at all cases except in cases of one male under the third head, and two females under the fourth head. The only extra cost was a fee of. £1 1s. to an outside practitioner in one case.