HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 c2683W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the commandant of a voluntary aid detachment of the Territorial Force is empowered to strike a member of the detachment off the list for having been imprisoned as a suffragette; and why Miss Madeline Caron Rock, after being imprisoned for the second time for offences of a relatively trivial nature and devoid of moral turpitude, had her name struck off the list of the Chelmsford detachment, whilst Mrs. Marshall, a prominent member of the Women's Social and Political Union, who has been arrested six times and imprisoned three times for similar offences, is allowed to remain a member of the Epping division voluntary aid detachment?

Colonel SEELY

The voluntary aid detachments to which these ladies belong are organised and administered by the British Red Cross Society. The question raised does not therefore come within the cognisance of the Secretary of State for War.