HC Deb 23 April 1896 vol 39 c1508
MR. J. A. JACOBY (Derbyshire, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his attention has been directed to the recent decision of Mr. Plowden at the Marylebone Police Court with regard to an itinerant street musician; and, whether it is obligatory on the part of a householder to give his reasons to a street musician for requesting him to desist before he is able to make the musician go away?


The Question which the hon. Member puts to me is one as to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament, and one, therefore, which the Courts alone are competent to decide. I understand that the learned magistrate has consented to state a case on the point for the opinion of the High Court.