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1913.

Exasperated by the tactics of militant suffragettes in going on hunger strike, Asquith's government passed the Prisoners' Temporary Discharge for Ill‐Health Act, known commonly as the Cat and Mouse Act (3 Geo. V c. 4). Prisoners could be released and subsequently rearrested.

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