HC Deb 09 June 1873 vol 216 c640

asked, What are the Regulations relating to the admission of persons on horseback into the central enclosure of Hyde Park; and, whether such regulations were carried into effect on Monday, June 2nd?


in reply, said, that the police on duty in the Park on the day mentioned by the hon. Member were not at first aware that the procession was headed by a certain number of mounted men, and that when they found that it was so headed, believing that if they interfered they would cause confusion, and exercising the best of their judgment at the moment, they allowed the mounted men to enter the enclosure. It was, however, against the rules that horsemen should be allowed to enter that enclosure, and strict orders had been given to prevent such an infraction of the rules in future.