HC Deb 11 June 1896 vol 41 cc838-9
MR. J. F. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (1) whether he has now received the police reports in reference to the disorderdy proceedings in Hyde Park last Sunday afternoon, resulting from the renewed exhibition of sacred emblems by an anti-Roman Catholic lecturer; and (2), what steps are in contemplation to suppress what has been characterised by the presiding magistrate at the Marlborough Street Police Court as a crying and intolerable nuisance?


I have received a report from the police. All I can say at present is that proceedings have been instituted by them against two persons for a contravention of No. 12 of the rules of the Park, and that the magistrate has adjourned the hearing for a week in order that legal aid may be given to the police for the further arguing of the case before him. With regard to the second paragraph of the Question, certain draft rules, to which I referred in my answer on Tuesday, have reached me this morning, and no time shall be lost in considering them.

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