HC Deb 24 June 1890 vol 345 cc1783-4

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that a meeting, intended to be held in the market place of Northampton, on 22nd June, by the opponents of the Local Taxation Bill, was forbidden by the Borough Magistrates to be held at that place; whether Magistrates of a Borough have a right to forbid public meetings in the market place of the Borough to protest against Bills before this House; and whether persons attending a meeting forbidden by them incur any legal penalties; if so, of what kind? I may perhaps be allowed to read a copy of the proclamation which I have here. It runs thus—