HC Deb 22 November 1911 vol 31 c1342W

asked the Home Secretary if he will state why a black person, believed to be a West Indian, was prosecuted for occultism, or the like, while other persons are permitted to openly advertise their dealings with futurity; and if, in consideration of the evils attendant, he will consider whether the attention of his Department and the police should be conferred on all persons alike?


The decision to prosecute in any case is of course not affected in any way by the question of whether the offender is black or white. It turns on considerations which have been stated by my predecessor in reply to questions in this House. I would refer my hon. Friend in particular to the answer given to him by the late Home Secretary on 15th May last.