HC Deb 10 July 1879 vol 248 c26

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he will direct the Chief Commissioner of Police to make arrangements so as to enable Members of the House to attend the funeral of the Prince Imperial, which is to take place on Saturday next, the South-Eastern Railway having intimated their readiness to place a special train at the disposal of the Members who desire to attend?


I think that the hon. Member is mistaken as to the character of the funeral. It is to be entirely a private funeral, under the charge of the authorities at Camden House, and the Government have no power to interfere. All can say is that if a special train goes to take Members of Parliament, no doubt the First Commissioner of Police will take care that every attention is paid to them, and that they are not crowded and inconvenienced so far as he is concerned.