HC Deb 16 March 1876 vol 228 cc64-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, What measures he proposes to take for the preservation of peace in the Metropolis during the absence of the Life Guards from Hyde Park while the barracks at Knightsbridge are being rebuilt?


I think the inhabitants of London will learn with some surprise that an hon. Member from Ireland considers the Secretary of State for War is entrusted with the preservation of the peace of London. That duty is under my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, and I have no doubt if he should require assistance—which I do not in the least anticipate—I shall be perfectly ready to give it him.