8th April 1914
I beg to state that in consequence of information received from the Special Branch that a demonstration of members of the Mens League for Womens Suffrage was likely to occur at a given time in the Members Gallery, central hall and Dining Rooms on 7th inst., special arrangements were made accordingly.
At 4 p.m. a Constable of the Special Branch, who was on duty in St Stephen’s Hall, recognized Edward Leonard Needham, of 2 Hill Rise Forest Hill, S.E. and John Teague, of 76 Cullon Street Bromley-by-Bow as sympathisers of the suffragettes. They were informed by me that unless they obtained an order from a Member, admission to the Gallery would be refused.
They left the precincts of the House immediately.
At 4.40p.m. Clement Jeffery of 136 Duke Street Leith applied at the Admission Order office for an order for the Gallery but his name and address had been previously supplied to that office as a sympathiser, who intended to create a disturbance and he also was refused admission.
He proceeded to the Central Hall and sent in a card to Mr Currie M.P. but after waiting a short time left the building and was followed by a plain clothes officer to the offices of the Mens Union Buckingham Street Strand.
Nothing further transpired during the sitting of the House.
S Rogers Insp.