§ MR. RADCLIFFE COOKE (Newington, W.)
asked the honourable Member for North West Staffordshire, Whether he is aware that, in consequence of the Guildford coach being lettered, it is not allowed to pass through Richmond Park, whereas cabs and hackney carriages are so permitted; and, whether he will use his influence to procure a remission of the prohibition referred to?
MR. LEVESON GOWER (A LORD of the TREASURY) (Stafford, N.W.)
The Guildford coach is not permitted to go through Richmond Park, not on account of its being lettered, but because, by the published Rules for the Park, under the Parks Regulation Act, 1872, stage coaches as well as omnibuses and hearses are prohibited from entering. No such prohibition, however, extends to cabs and hackney carriages. I shall be happy to bring the matter under the notice of the First Commissioner, with a view to considering whether any relaxation would be practicable.