§ MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if on the 30th ultimo a superintendent and an inspector of police attended the suffragette meeting at Caxton Hall, and informed the leaders of the women that they had come to escort the deputation to the House of Commons, and made arrangements for this purpose and escorted them to the House; and, if so, can he state why it was that the deputation was not received after making all these arrangements.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) It was merely in order to facilitate the deputation's passage that the superintendent of the A. Division arranged to escort them to the House and to escort them back again, when they had received a verbal reply to their verbal message.