HC Deb 02 May 1889 vol 335 c967
MR. MONTAGU (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the public have largely availed themselves of the recently conferred privilege of access to the Tower Gardens, and that no case of disorderly conduct has been reported; whether he will extend similar facilities of access to the "River Side Promenade," to which the public were formerly admitted; and whether he will request the Tower officials to allow a Military band to play on Saturdays in the afternoon during the summer months, and to provide that two or three "beefeaters" should act as caretakers, with the view of reducing the cost of maintaining order in the Gardens and Promenade?

*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

I am glad to be able to answer the first question in the affirmative. I am afraid, however, that I must adhere to the decision not to extend similar facilities of access to the Tower Wharf. There is no band at the disposal of the Tower authorities for the purpose suggested in the question.