§ MR. JOHN AIRD (Paddington. N.)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if orders will be given to clean the public statues in the line of the proposed route on Jubilee Day?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER, OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
It was hardly necessary for my hon. Friend to remind the Secretary of State of what he is of course always anxious to do, namely, to acknowledge in a proper way, as has previously been done, the services of the Metropolitan Police on special occasions. It is premature, however, to make any statement on the subject now before those services have been rendered.
MR. J. CARVELL WILLIAMS, (Notts, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, having regard to the difficulty occupants of seats on the occasion of the Royal Jubilee procession will have in reaching them before nine in the morning, carriages may be allowed to proceed to places on the route between Westminster Bridge and Buckingham Palace up to Ten o'clock as fixed for the route on the south of the river?
§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
The Commissioner is not yet in a position to say what regulations will be necessary, but the point raised by the hon. Member will not be lost sight of when they come to be made.
§ MR. J. CUMMING MACDONA, (Southwark, Rotherhithe)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will make arrangements so that the Royal Irish Constabulary take part in the proceedings at the coming Jubilee?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Arrangements have already been made for the participation of a mounted detachment of the Royal Irish Constabulary in the Jubilee procession on June22nd. [Cheers.]
§ MR. J. H. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education if he is aware that on 23rd June, the day on which Her Majesty is to review some 10,000 school children on Constitution Hill, and a day for which in Nottingham and other great provincial towns Diamond Jubilee celebrations involving the presence of school children are appointed, the Science and Art Department are to hold examinations, as at present arranged, and whether, to avoid the obvious inconvenience, absence from examination, and consequent loss, he will postpone the examinations due on 23rd June until some more convenient date?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The Science and Art Department have received no applications for the postponement of these examinations. No change could now be made without great inconvenience to the majority of schools.