2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 19

The Times of Monday published an excellent letter from Mrs.

Humphry Ward on Mr. Lloyd George's speech at Bath. Mr. Lloyd George had declared that women ought to be consulted on education, housing, sanitation, pro- vision for old age and sickness, temperance, nursing, and the prevention of disease. Mrs. Ward points out that in every one of these matters women already have almost unlimited opportunities of bringing their influence to bear by means of the municipal franchise. There is no need whatever for them to be drawn into the vortex of Imperial politics. Mrs. Ward ends by appealing to the anti-Suffragist members of the Government to come forward as openly as Mr. Lloyd George to represent their opposite convictions and to save the country from the great danger of woman suffrage.