HC Deb 11 June 1886 vol 306 c1486
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is aware that, at a meeting of the Hertfordshire Primrose League Habitations, to be held in Hatfield Park on Saturday 12th June, it is announced that the "Hertfordshire Band will march from Hatfield Station to Hatfield Park," and that this Band is, it is understood, a Yeomanry Band; and, whether he will take steps to prevent this Band appearing in the uniform of Her Majesty's Forces at this Conservative Demonstration?


No, Sir; I was not aware of the circumstances referred to by my hon. Friend. I have no reason to suppose that the Herefordshire band is identical with the Yeomanry band. I cannot believe that the Yeomanry band could have been granted leave to attend at such a meeting after the Circular Letter which His Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief has recently sent to officers commanding districts calling their attention to the Regulations on this subject.