HC Deb 09 February 1888 vol 322 cc47-8
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.)

To move as an Amendment to the Address— But humbly to represent to Her Majesty that, in the interests of the good government of the inhabitants of the Metropolis, and especially in order to assist in promoting that goodwill between the police and the people which is essential to good government, it is necessary that full and public inquiry be made at once into the conduct of the Metropolitan Police in connection with the meetings in Trafalgar Square and the processions connected therewith.


I beg to give Notice that I shall move as an Amendment or addition to the Address at the end the following words:— Humbly to assure Her Majesty that, having regard to the importance of preserving and protecting the right of open public meeting for Her Majesty's subjects in the Metropolis, and with the view to prevent ill-will and disorder, it is desirable that an inquiry should be instituted by this House into the conditions subject to which such meetings may be held, and the limits of the right to interference therewith by the Executive Government.

MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

gave Notice that he should move as an addendum to that Motion— And this House humbly assures Her Majesty that it would ensure greater confidence in the administration of the law if a full and public inquiry were granted into the alleged unlawful assembly in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, November 13th, 1887, and the conduct of the police in connection therewith.

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