HC Deb 16 July 1874 vol 221 cc123-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been directed to the accident which befell the so called Flying Man in his attempt to descend from a balloon in the parish of Chelsea on Thursday last, and particularly as to the circumstances which attended the catastrophe; and, whether measures can not be taken to prevent the recurrence of such exhibitions?


, in reply, said, he could not give any further Answer to this question than he had given the other day; for, though the coroner's inquiry had terminated, no Report had yet been made to him of the result of the inquiry. In his opinion, however, he should state that matters of that kind should be brought under the notice of the magistrates who licensed places where exhibitions of this kind took place habitually; and if such exhibitions occurred there constantly he thought it should be a question with the magisstates whether they should continue to licence them.