HC Deb 26 March 1914 vol 60 c574W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is necessary to have a warrant to arrest prisoners released under the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill-health Act; and, if not, whether the police have authority to enter private houses or public halls in order to make an arrest?


Prisoners who have failed to comply with the conditions of their discharge under this Act may be arrested without warrant. I am advised that the police are entitled to enter a public hall in order to make an arrest, but it is not clear that they have authority forcibly to enter private premises for that purpose, and they have not done so.