§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
also asked whether Mrs. Pankhurst and Mr. George Lansbury were convicted under the same Act of Parliament and for similar offences; and, if so, will he say why Mr. Lansbury is allowed to remain at liberty while Mrs. Pankhurst is frequently rearrested, seeng that the law in this matter makes no distinction between men and women?344W
§ Mr. McKENNA
Mrs. Pankhurst and Mr. George Lansbury were not convicted under the same Act, nor for the same offence. Mrs. Pankhurst was convicted and sentenced to three years' penal servitude for an offence against the Malicious Injuries to Property Act, 1861. Mr. Lansbury was not convicted of any offence, but became liable to imprisonment for three months because he failed to enter into a recognisance and find sureties to be of good behaviour. Mrs. Pankhurst and Mr. Lansbury were released under the same Act; but Mrs. Pankhurst when released takes every opportunity of openly defying the law and declares her intention of continuing to do so. Mr. Lansbury has expressed no such intention.