§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether, subject to any modifications, the privilege of allowing the Cyclist Association to have certain races in the Phœnix Park can be restored?
§ MR. HANBURY
No rules have, of course, been issued limiting the privileges of ordinary cyclists in Phœnix Park. On July 24 last year, Sir J. Hibbert stated that—''The enormous increase in both races and competitors, accompanied by the attendance of professional bookmakers, had created such a condition of affairs that the Commissioner of Police had called the attention of the Board of Works to the public danger and nuisance thereby constituted, and that the Board had therefore decided not to issue permission for the races this year.The same objection still holds good.