HC Deb 29 April 1892 vol 3 c1644

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will issue instructions to the Chief Commissioner of Police to move on the crowd of betting men and others, who obstruct the pavement at the corner of York Road, Lambeth, every Monday, in a similar fashion to the way in which the crowd of Socialists was moved on at the World's End, Chelsea?


I am informed by the Chief Commissioner that the men who congregate at the place in question are not betting men, but theatrical and music-hall artists, who meet there daily, but in specially large numbers on Mondays, in order to make arrangements with the agents who live near by. This has been a custom for many years past, and no complaints have been made to the police of annoyance or obstruction to traffic.