HC Deb 01 July 1890 vol 346 cc462-3

I wish to put a question to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, of which I have given him private notice, and if he cannot answer it now, I will repeat the question on Thursday. I wish to ask him whether he has seen a paragraph in the Times to-day, in which it is stated that certain persons, calling themselves "the Open-air Meetings Committee" have Unanimously decided to meet on Clerken-well Green next Saturday, march in procession to Hyde Park, and there hold a public meeting with a view to the assertion of the right of public procession and public meeting in London in the interests of the public. Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to prevent wanton and unnecessary proceedings and obstruction in the public thoroughfares which are absolutely contrary to the wishes of the inhabitants of the Metropolis, and which materially interfere with their ordinary occupations and business?


I have not seen the paragraph in question, but I will make inquiry and see what steps ought to be taken.