HC Deb 13 January 1913 vol 46 cc1697-8W

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of women prisoners there are at present undergoing sentences in Holloway Gaol for offences committed in connection with the agitation to secure votes for women; whether any of these, and, if any, how many, are being fed by force, and for what period has this been done in each individual case; and what has been the effect upon the health of the prisoners subject to this treatment?


Four such prisoners are undergoing sentences in Holloway. Of these, two are being artificially fed. One has been so fed since the 23rd November, the other since the 28th December. In each case the health has been satisfactorily maintained.

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