Letter to Clement Bundock from the House of Commons

Date

1919-02-13

Title

Letter to Clement Bundock from the House of Commons

Date

1919-02-13

Description

Cover letter

Subject

letter enclosed from the Home Office Secretary

Coverage

House of Commons, Westminster, Great Britain

Creator

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Source

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Contributor

House of Commons

Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

letter

Identifier

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Transcription

House of Commons, Westminster

13th Feb. 1919

Dear Mr. Bundock,

Referring to your letter to me with regard to Archibald Fenner Brockway, I enclose you a copy of a letter which has been sent to me by the Home Office Secretary which will explain the position.

Yours very truly,

J.R. _____


Clement J. Bundock, Esq., Independent Labour Party, 8/9, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street. E.C.4.

Copy of letter from the Secretary of [the] Home Office

Dear Sir,

I am directed by the Secretary of State to say, in reply to your letter of 31st December which has been forwarded to him by the Prime Minister, that he has had inquiry made into the case of Archibald Fenner Brockway. A prisoner's right to receive visists [sic] and to write and receive letters is dependent on his good conduct. Brockway has deliberately and positively refused to complywith [sic] the regulations to which he is by law subject and cannot be allowed the advantages that well-behaved prisoners enjoy; it is entirely a matter for him to decide whether his wife is to hear from him and visit him or not. His persistent disobedience to the rules makes it impossible to allow him to exercise with other prisoners. It is much to be desired that the prisoner's friends should use all influence they can to induce him to modify the attitude he has adopted and if you think that a visit from you might produce such a result you will be allowed a visit or a special letter.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient Servant.

Citation

Swarthmore College Peace Collection, “Letter to Clement Bundock from the House of Commons ,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed May 27, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1199.

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